Virtual Spring Water Summit

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Hosted via Zoom


 Join the Carolinas Irrigation Association for our Spring Virtual event on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The virtual event will offer attendees up to five CEUs for the North Carolina Irrigation and Landscape Contractor Licensing Boards will feature both business and technical courses. 


Please note that these are not online courses that you can do on your own time. You will sign in to a live Zoom broadcast with the instructors. Each course will require sign-in to confirm that you are present during the course to qualify for CEUs.



Session Member Nonmember
1 Session $20 $30
5 Sessions $80 $130



9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Sizing Centrifugal Pumps to Ensure Proper Irrigation Water for Healthy Plants
Mike Yarrusi, Munro Pump
This session will help you increase pump knowledge, including sizing centrifugal irrigation pumps for both suction lift and booster applications. You will take a deep dive into identifying proper point of connection capacity to analyzing various friction losses that occur within the hydraulic network of the landscape and irrigation system. Proper pump design and maintenance allows the contractor to ensure the healthiest plants across the landscape.
- NCICLB Irrigation Course APPROVED

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

The Law of Unintended Consequence. Is Doing the Right Thing Always Right?
Chris Keating, Toro Company
Sometimes, doing the right thing can lead to an unintended outcome. When we properly use the Cycle/Soak controller functions when scheduling, we repeatedly operate zones multiple times each day. If we don’t use check valves, this can create numerous fill/drain/refill cycles in lateral piping. This session calculates the water wasted, looks at potential savings, and discusses system dynamics not thought about when using these features. It also discusses different types of check valves for sprinklers.
- NCICLB Irrigation Course APPROVED

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Pricing for Profitability and the Scalable Growth Model
Steve Bousquet & Christeen Era, Green Profit Academy
This session will address three of the most frequently asked questions in the lawncare and landscape industry: -How do I deal with price Increases?  -How do I cover increasing costs? -How do I communicate with my clients about price increases? The speakers will also explain the Scalable Growth Business Model, and how to use the model to predict and plan for growth.
- NCICLB Business Course APPROVED
- NCLCLB Business Course APPROVED

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

How Soils Affect Water Management
Don Davis, SiteOne Landscape Company
This session will introduce participants to a subject critical to the irrigation and landcsape industry—the soil itself. We will discuss how soil formation occurs over time, resulting in varying soil profiles. The mineral make-up of a soil determines its specific soil texture classification, and this soil texture affects drainage, permeability, percolation, and porosity. Learn about soil water-holding capacity from saturation to permanent wilting point, and how available water directs the scheduling of an irrigation cycle. We discuss the effects of soil texture on infiltration rate and the resulting runoff that occurs when application rates exceed infiltration capacity.  The soil determines how to precisely manage water applications in the landscape—but only if we understand the relationship.
- NCICLB Irrigation Course APPROVED
- NCLCLB Landscape Course APPROVED

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

How to Grow Your Business in Today's Tough Hiring Climate
Jazmine Albarran, Seed Your Future
In today’s tough hiring climate, learn more about what prospective employees are looking for when they are deciding which industry to enter into and hear about the challenges the landscape and irrigation industry at large is facing when looking to bring in new employees. A professional hiring plan is critical if you are hoping to grow your business. Attendees will learn what they can do to attract the best and brightest so they can build their workforce and satisfy growing business opportunities.
- NCICLB Business Course APPROVED
- NCLCLB Business Course APPROVED


Questions? Please email us at [email protected]