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Landscape Irrigation Regulation Stakeholder Process

Stakeholder information including meeting schedule, scope of project, and backflow/cross-connection technical information.


The TCEQ is currently considering a rule petition to classify all irrigation systems as a health hazard. A final decision has not been made concerning this classification. The TCEQ held stakeholder meetings throughout the state and has sent questionnaires to water purveyors seeking additional information on the subject. After taking into account all the information obtained through this process, TCEQ staff will make a recommendation on this subject to the TCEQ Commissioners in the fall of 2018. The TCEQ Commissioners will make the final decision to accept the petition as is, with modifications, or to reject it entirely. 

Presently, for irrigation systems a Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Assembly is the required assembly only in the instances as listed in 30 TAC Chapter §344.51, or in local codes that may be more stringent than the state rules.

The public comment period for this petition closed on February 28, 2018.



Stakeholder Notice and Public Comment

Stakeholder meetings on Landscape Irrigation Backflow Assemblies.

Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention

Information for public water systems and their customers on identifying potential cross connections and preventing contamination from backflow into drinking-water systems.

Current version of 30 TAC 344 Exit the TCEQ

Texas Administrative Code Chapter 344 - Landscape Irrigation.


Commission Actions on Petitions filed by the Irrigator Advisory Council


Petitions filed by the Irrigator Advisory Council