What is the OIA?

The Ohio Irrigation Association (OIA) was founded with the goal of irrigation professionals coming together from all over this great state in hopes of improving landscape irrigation standards in Ohio. We offer educational events and technical information to raise the level of professionalism within our industry. Please join us, together we can make a difference.   Find an Irrigation Contractor Button   Find a Certified Backflow Tester Button

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Internet-Based Smart Irrigation Systems

Internet-based smart irrigation technology is rapidly expanding throughout the landscape and home garden industry. Here are our picks for the top products. Internet based, Smart Irrigation Systems uses the homeowner’s wireless internet (wifi) to access a live stream from nearby weather stations.

Then using adaptive algorithms to generate custom and dynamic watering schedules from this weather data, the smart controller automatically determines the optimal watering schedule for the irrigation site.

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“Using Your Smarts” With Smart Irrigation Controllers Featuring JC Wheaton

J.C. Wheaton, President of the Ohio Irrigation Association and manager of Centerville Irrigation in Ohio, was recently featured in Lawn & Landscape’s article entitled, “Total Control.” Smart Irrigation controllers are the next step in the efficient use of water in the landscape. J.C. was interviewed about Smart Irrigation Controllers, calling the new technology “the responsible thing to do.”

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Landscape Contractors Industry Forum: Power in Numbers

Landscape Contractors, a LinkedIn industry forum/group for discussion and networking among landscaping professionals, recently passed the 20,000 registered member mark. Open to All Landscapers The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for open conversation with all individuals involved in all aspects of landscaping. Industry professionals and allied supporting groups are encouraged to join. The group aims to “improve […]

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Every Drop Counts…July Is Smart Irrigation Month

July is the month to save water. Smart Irrigation Month, a program sponsored by the Irrigation Association, raises awareness and promotes the efficient use of water in your landscape.