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Landscape Irrigation

Landscape Irrigation Rules
Talty SUD Board of Directors has adopted NEW Landscape Irrigation ordinances effective January 1, 2009.  The new ordinances require an installer of an irrigation system to be licensed by the commission (TCEQ) and obtain a permit from the Talty SUD office before the installation of the irrigation system and get the required inspections.
Permits & Inspections
All NEW Irrigation systems installed after January 1, 2009, MUST have a permit issued from the Talty Special Utility District office before installation shall begin.  Failure to do so will result in disconnection of service.  The following is needed for an irrigation permit.
Annual Backflow Testing
Talty SUD requires annual testing of all backflow assemblies in September.   All landscape irrigation systems shall be equipped with an approved inline testable backflow device.  Annual backflow testing is required for the protection of the public water supply from outside contaminants. If your property has a septic system and the existing Double Check (DCV) backflow device fails and is not repairable, it must be replaced with a Reduced Pressure Principle (RPZ) backflow device.
TAC Chapter 344.51 Landscape Irrigation
If an irrigation system is designed or installed on a property that is served by an OSSF, a reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly (RPZ) is required.