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Rain Gauge Sensors

The requirement for rain sensors is part of TCEQ’s Texas Administrative Code 344 regulating Landscape Irrigation effective Jan. 1, 2009.  Below is the rule title and the subset that refers to the requirement for rain sensors to be included in the design and installation of automatic irrigation systems.  This can be found online by a search for ‘TCEQ Landscape Irrigation Rules.

  

Texas Administrative Code

TITLE 30

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

PART 1

TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

CHAPTER 344

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION

SUBCHAPTER F

STANDARDS FOR DESIGNING, INSTALLING, AND MAINTAINING LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

RULE §344.62

Minimum Design and Installation Requirements

 

(j) Rain or moisture shut-off devices or other technology. All new automatically controlled irrigation systems must include sensors or other technology designed to inhibit or interrupt operation of the irrigation system during periods of moisture or rainfall. Rain or moisture shut-off technology must be installed according to the manufacturer's published recommendations. Repairs to existing automatic irrigation systems that require replacement of an existing controller must include a sensor or other technology designed to inhibit or interrupt operation of the irrigation system during periods of moisture or rainfall.

If you see a sensor that is in need of repair, please report to Roxanne at Roxanne.Bailey@crest-management.com.