Benefits

Benefits – Why the Ohio Irrigation Association?

The Ohio Irrigation Association (Ohio IA) was founded to help shape the future of the irrigation industry in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Irrigation Association will forge ahead to help formulate new legislation that will directly effect each and every contractor in this state. Important issues, such as licensing and water conservation, will be lobbied at the state level.

In addition, the Ohio Irrigation Association will help support irrigation contractors with labor needs, now and in the future. The Ohio Irrigation Association will encourage students to become involved and educated in the irrigation industry. An “employment” section will be updated on our website, encouraging Ohio Irrigation Association members to post job and internship opportunities. H2B legislation will also be an important part of our efforts, working to assure irrigation contractors a helping hand when applying for H2B labor.

Finally, the Ohio Irrigation Association will strive to promote irrigation education for contractors, legislators and consumers. Certification classes will be promoted within the state of Ohio, allowing contractors from all over the state to further their education and to also obtain certifications. Certifications levels include CIC, CLIA and CID.

Helping to formulate legislation that will directly effect irrigation contractors:

  • Water Conservation Issues (Rain Gauges made Mandatory)
  • Backflow Issues
  • State Licensing of Irrigation Contractors to head off general licensing of contractors by the State

Meeting future labor needs:

  • Encouraging students, both high school and college students, to join for future employment opportunities.
  • Support upcoming H2B Legislation

Meeting education needs:

  • Of both contractors, legislators and consumers

Irrigation Association Membership Discount

Contractors that are members of the Ohio Irrigation Association are eligible for a 50% discount on their Irrigation Association (IA) dues.