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Landscape Irrigation: Requirements and Resources

Tools for irrigators, homeowners, or municipalities. Links to information about landscape irrigation and water conservation at the national, state, and local levels.

Many Texas municipalities are adopting landscape-irrigation ordinances; some current ordinances appear at the webpages below. Please check back frequently - the program will update this page as more resources are gathered.

Plan Review and Inspection Tools

  • Sample Irrigation Plan This sample plan displays the items required by Chapter 344 rules. It is only an example and is not intended for installation purposes. All designs should reflect local codes and specifications.
  • Landscape Irrigation Plan Checklist Irrigators, inspectors, cities, and municipalities use this checklist to ensure irrigation system plans are correct and complete prior to review and approval.
  • Final Inspection Checklist Irrigators, inspectors, cities, and municipalities use this checklist to perform a complete and thorough final inspection on a new irrigation installation.

National and Statewide

Resources for Texas Localities

Austin
Considering a Home Sprinkler System?
Hiring a Landscaping Professional
Dallas
Building Inspection: Plumbing and Mechanical Section
Lubbock
Irrigation Installation
Cross-Connection and Backflow Prevention Program
Mansfield
Text of landscape-irrigation ordinance
Utilities Department (with links pertaining to landscape irrigation)
Plano
Irrigation Systems (with links to permit application, requirements, and checklist)
San Antonio
Relevant ordinance
Tree/Landscaping/Irrigation Review Team