Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
McKimmon Center on NCSU Campus
1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606


Thank you for a great 2021 event! Mark your calendar now and join us Oct. 13, 2022, in Raleigh.


Join the Carolinas Irrigation Association for the 7th annual Waterpalooza at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on Thursday, Oct. 14. Waterpalooza offers attendees a full day of education with irrigation, landscape and Irrigation Association CEUs available along with a trade show and networking. Earn up to 2.5 business and 6 irrigation NCICLB CEs and 2 NCLCLB CEs at this year's event.

CIA Member Early Bird Registration (through 9/15) $109
Nonmember Early Bird Registration (through 9/15) $129
CIA Member Registration (after 9/15) $129
Nonmember Registration (after 9/15) $149
CIA Member Additional Staff Registration (10% discount) $116.10
Nonmember Additional Staff Registration (10% discount) $134.10
CIA Member Lunch Only $45
Nonmember Lunch Only $55


Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

7:30 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

Stay in Your Lane - NCICLB and NCLCLB approved for 1 Business CEU
Clark O’Neil, NCLC, NCIC, Celtic Outdoor, LLC
This course asks contractors to figure out where their strengths lie, and how to focus on those strengths, to maximize their profits. Learn the power of saying “yes” to the right things, and experience the freedom that comes with saying “no” to the wrong things.

8:30 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

The Pre-Design Checklist - NCICLB approved for 1 Irrigation CEU
Chris Keating, CID, The Toro Company
This class is an overview of the information needed to create a proper irrigation design. It looks at the site, the regional weather, the on-site or designed water source and determines if the conditions are okay to design and build the irrigation system.

9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.

Irrigation Field Layouts and Practical Hydraulics - NCICLB approved for 1 Irrigation CEU
Chris Turmelle, Bland Landscaping Co.
The course will cover how to do a field layout of irrigation to be built for design purposes. This will include basic hydraulics, pipe sizing and other practical parameters for field use. Best practices covered will include proper head spacing and layout and drip layout. 

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Carolinas Irrigation Association Annual Business Meeting - NCICLB approved for 0.5 Business CEU
This half-hour presentation and discussion will give updates on legislative issues and priorities as well as general green industry updates and trends that landscape and irrigation contractors alike will find valuable. 

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Trade Show & Lunch - NCICLB approved for 2 Irrigation CEU
Two-hour trade show and networking event featuring industry products and services for the professional contractor. Contractors will get the opportunity to make connections with distributors and manufacturers as well as learn about the latest products and services to better serve the irrigation industry and their companies.

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

North Carolina Minimum Standard & Basic Irrigation Design Refresher - NCICLB approved for 1 Irrigation CEU
Steve Hill, New Leaf Associates North Carolina
This course will review the basic, minimum standard requirements required by the NCICLB. Focusing on hydraulics, micro climates and other design considerations. Course content will review the most common violations of GS-89G irrigation contractor law and how to avoid violations.

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

Foreign Labor: Immigration Basics & Current Trends for Landscaping & Irrigation Employers - NCICLB and NCLCLB approved for 1 Business CEU
Benjamin Snyder, Charlotte Immigration Law Firm
Good help is hard to find. This presentation will explain what options are available to address workforce challenges through the US legal immigration system. Learn about the basics of US immigration law and procedure as well as the ins-and-outs of H-2B seasonal work visas and EB-3 employer-sponsored green card sponsorship.

3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m.

Following the Flow with Electrical Diagnostics - NCICLB approved for 1 Irrigation CEU
Don Davis, CIC, CID, NCIC, SiteOne Landscape Supply
This course concentrates on the electrical multimeter (volt ohm meter) and how this tool can be used to diagnose common electrical failures. The course will cover what makes up a circuit and how it works, the flow of electricity through a system, similarities of water and electricity, the volt-ohm meter settings and electrical tests for irrigation systems using a VOM.


If you have any questions about Waterpalooza, please contact CIA staff at 703.536.7080 or email us at [email protected]