EAST LANSING, Mich. – The American Society of Irrigation Consultants and Irrigation Association have released a draft of the updated Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices. The document is open for public review and comment until Dec. 10, 2013.
The revised Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices will replace the current version in early 2014. The update is the result of a year of collaboration between IA and ASIC.
The document includes three BMPs that address the design, installation and management of irrigation systems plus practice guidelines for effective implementation and adaption to local conditions.
Since the Landscape Irrigation BMPs were first published in 2002 to promote the efficient use of water in the urban landscape, they have been adopted by other landscape organizations, government agencies and water purveyors to use locally. The guidelines are directed primarily toward water purveyors, system owners, irrigation consultants, irrigation designers, contractors, water managers and irrigation system maintenance personnel.
The document and comment sheet can be found on both the ASIC and IA websites. The draft copy of the revised document is open for review and public comment from Nov. 1 until Dec. 10, 2013.