Changes to the required backflow prevention for irrigation systems
As of January 1, 2013 all irrigation systems (including residential systems) installed within the city of Calgary will be subject to the CSA B64.10-07/B64.10.1-07 section and installation of backflow preventers code and Clause 2,6,2,1,(3) in The National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010. For more information please click here.
For a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding this change please click here.
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We would like to firstly thank everyone who donated their time for the certification course this April hosted at Stantec in Calgary. Your results from the test will be mailed out to you once the marking is complete.
For information about your CEU cycle, contact the IA office at Certification@irrigation.org or call 703.536.7080.
Stay tuned to for updates for the next round of classes at a location near you. Future Exam dates are tentatively scheduled to be held in both Edmonton and Calgary.
You can find out what the activities and requirements are for qualifying for CEU's by going to Certification or to find out what counts for CEU's please click on WHAT COUNTS.
A copy of the qualifying activities and requirements can also be downloaded by clicking the attached link: CEU Qualifying Activities and Requirements
Remember CEU's can be submitted online at no charge, or be mailed or faxed to the IA for a US$25 processing fee.
Sun & Salsa and the ACIA July 22nd
|Everyone was getting in on the action for Smart Irrigation month as we spread the message of hiring certified contractors at the Sun and Salsa festival in Kensington this July.
||The streets were packed and the sun was definitely shining as we gave away 900 of the ACIA "Hire a Certified Contractor " Fun Flyers along with Brochures with the names of local certified contractors.
2013 IA Exam Opportunity
Take advantage of this chance to join the ranks of IA-certified professionals who use their Irrigation Association credentials to differentiate themselves and their business. The ACIA is hosting the Exam at the City of Calgary Water Center in the Bow Room on Friday May 31.at 8:30 am. Here you'll have the opportunity to write any of the available exams in a classroom setting.
For a full list of available classes and registration instructions please click here. With books and self-study resources from the Irrigation Association, Irrigation Foundation and well-respected industry experts, IA's online store is your source for a great variety of great self study material.
2013 ACIA Education Week & General Meeting
We've set the dates for this years education week and general meeting. This March from the 11th to the 15th the city of Calgary Water Center will be host to the majority of the classes and meetings. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the water center there's some great information here.
To register for any of these classes please submit this form (registration and class descriptions) to the address specified. The early bird registration is only available until January 31, 2013.
IA Classes – Click here (IA website) for class details and descriptions or see the registration form
- Advanced Wiring Methods
- Certified Irrigation Contractor
- Landscape Drainage Designs
- Principals of Irrigation
Non IA Classes – Click here for class details and descriptions
- Grounding and Electrical Connections
- Rain Water Harvesting
- Pesticide Application
Want to get involved?
The ACIA is always looking for members wanting to get involved. If you would like to find out more and are interested please contact Gregg Burke, President email@example.com