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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What is Lean Construction & Why Should You Care?

Lean Construction shows great promise in helping the industry with the economic and financial challenges facing them. The willingness of the community to share and standardize processes will benefit both the contractors’ bottom lines and the end result for consumer.

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Winterizing a Landscape Irrigation System

(Note: This article originally appeared in SportTurf Magazine) The dreary days of November remind us that it’s time to start thinking about preparing your irrigation systems for winter. Water expands when it freezes. Since automatic irrigation systems are usually buried only about twelve inches below the surface of the soil, water left in an irrigation system […]

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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.”