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Irrigator Advisory Council

This group advises the TCEQ on matters related to the practice of landscape irrigation.

Hot Topic The TCEQ will conduct the following IAC meeting:

Irrigator Advisory Council Regular Meeting
Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:00 am
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building B, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 201A
Austin, Texas 78753

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The Irrigator Advisory Council advises the TCEQ about matters related to landscape irrigation. This council does not deal with agricultural irrigation.

The Irrigator Advisory Council is composed of nine members who are appointed by the commission. The authority for the council is found in Chapter 1903 of the Texas Occupations Code Exit the TCEQ and Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 344 Exit the TCEQ. Council members serve staggered terms. Membership consists of six licensed irrigators and three persons representing the public.

John DeCell - Chairman
Licensed Irrigator - LI3466
Hockley
TERM EXPIRES: February 2019

Justin Lewis - Vice Chair
Licensed Irrigator - LI8515
Fort Worth
TERM EXPIRES: February 2019

Paul Ward
Public Member
Grapevine
TERM EXPIRES: February 2019


Brooke Furrh
Licensed Irrigator - LI9181
Amarillo
TERM EXPIRES: February 2021

Philip Hathaway
Licensed Irrigator - LI7391
Arlington
TERM EXPIRES: February 2021

Micah Reed
Public Member
Keller
TERM EXPIRES: February 2021


Valerie Miller, Ph.D.
Public Member
Austin
TERM EXPIRES: February 2023

Mark Warden
Licensed Irrigator - LI8780
Georgetown
TERM EXPIRES: February 2023

Robert Evans
Licensed Irrigator - LI1486
McAllen
TERM EXPIRES: February 2023

New Information The TCEQ will conduct the upcoming Irrigator Advisory Council meetings:

Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:00 am
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building B, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 201A
Austin, Texas 78753

Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:00 am
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building A, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 202
Austin, Texas 78753

Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:00 am
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building A, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 202
Austin, Texas 78753

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Licensed irrigators that are no longer practicing landscape irrigators may request TCEQ to withdraw their "active" irrigation status. Irrigators that hold an "Honorary License" are not required to take continuing education courses or pay fees.

To qualify for an "Honorary License" an irrigator should submit to the TCEQ the following information:

  • a request signed by the irrigator or if the irrigator is deceased, a family member;
  • the license number;
  • the date issued; and
  • mailing address.

Irrigators, companies, or family members may contact an Irrigator Advisory Council member by e-mail at install@tceq.texas.gov. Please indicate Irrigator Advisory Council in the subject line. Local associations may be contacted for assistance in assembling the needed information.

TCEQ will verify the information, remove the "active" status, and issue a certificate.

If an irrigator later decides to become "active", the irrigator will have to meet all current TCEQ requirements.

Listing of Honorary Licenses issued by the TCEQ Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

For further information, call the TCEQ Landscape Irrigation Program at (512) 239-LAWN(5296) or e-mail install@tceq.texas.gov. Please indicate "Irrigator Advisory Council" in the subject line.