Hurricane Florence Announcement

With the most recent update on Hurricane Florence and its potential impact for storm damage and severe flooding in the Carolinas, the Carolinas Irrigation Association (CIA) is concerned about the safety of our members and our staff. If loss of power or flooding impacts our offices, please check our website for the latest information regarding our status.

As we all prepare for the arrival of Florence, here are a few reminders to help keep you and your loved ones safe during this potentially hazardous time:

  • Follow mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation routes. This will be a dangerous storm. Do not ride it out.
  • Never drive through standing water - turn around, don't drown!
  • Don't use gas-powered generators/burners inside your house.
  • Stock up and have ready emergency kits, take care of pets and check in with neighbors.

Other Resources:

  • Call 211 for non-emergency needs.
  • Download the ReadyNC app to a smartphone: it provides details on how to prepare an emergency kit, where shelters are open and other essential information. ReadyNC also may be accessed at
  • Look out for NC Emergency Management's latest updates at


Waterpalooza is October 25th at McKimmon Center in Raleigh

Make plans to join us for Waterpalooza 2018, to be held October 25th at our new location: McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This year's event will feature up to 8.5 NCICLB CEUs and 7 NCLCLB CEUs, trade show and networking with landscape and irrigation industry peers. Registration is open so visit the Waterpalooza page for complete details and sign up to join us today!


2018 Irrigation E3 program

Don't miss your chance to apply for the 2018 Irrigation E3 program!

Irrigation Foundation LogoThis program provides students and educators with a unique opportunity to gain exposure, experience and education in the irrigation industry at the annual Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Each winner will receive an education and travel grant to the 2018 Irrigation Show in Long Beach, California, Dec. 3-7. At the Irrigation Show, winners are given the opportunity to take education classes, participate in industry sessions, attend networking events and walk the trade show floor.

Visit the Foundation’s website to view the program requirements and application process for students and instructors.