Monthly Archives: November 2017

Irrigation Technician (CIT) Training – Dedham, MA: December 12-13, 2017

Irrigation Technician Training and Exam Offered
Class Dates:
December 12 from 8:00am – 5:00pm (Tuesday)
December 13 from 8:00am – 12:00pm (Wednesday)
December 13 from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Exam Date:  December 13 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location:  60 Stergis Way, Dedham, MA

Class Registration: Required;  deadline December 1, 2017
Exam Registration 14 days IN ADVANCE: Required AND Separate from Class Registration

Why do I need to take this class?:
Certified irrigation technicians are the field technicians that help install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CITs:

  • Cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems, and understand basic hydraulics.
  • Layout and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
  • Troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.

Becoming a Certified Irrigation Technician allows you to:

  • Add instant credibility with customers.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.

For more information about this opportunity, email inquiries here.

IANE Educational Opportunities in December

Reminder Triangle Pic

IANE is co-sponsoring TWO educational opportunities in December.

1.)  Advanced Irrigation Seminars (4)


DATE:  December 5, 2017:  7:30am – 6:00pm (Tuesday)
LOCATION:  60 Stergis Way, Dedham, MA
REGISTRATION:  Required; Online Registration
DISCOUNT offered to IANE Members!

1.)  Flow Sensor Design, Installation and Troubleshooting
2.)  Understanding and Troubleshooting Communication Technology for Irrigation Systems
3.)  Managing an Irrigation Service Company
4.)  HDPE Piping in Irrigation

2.)  Irrigation Contractor (CIC) Class & Exam

CLASS DATES:  December 7-8, 2017, 8:00am – 5:00pm (Thursday-Friday)
LOCATION:  Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
REGISTRATION:  Required; Online Registration
DISCOUNT offered to IANE Members!

Irrigation Contractor training is designed to:

  • To help professionals in the irrigation industry understand what is expected of a competent irrigation contractor.
  • To identify areas and topics in which contractors should be experts in order to achieve business goals and profitable results.
  • To prepare individuals who will be taking the CIC examination.
  • To refresh the existing skills of irrigation contractors.

EXAM DATE:  December 13, 2017:  12:00 – 4:00pm (Wednesday)
LOCATION:  60 Stergis Way, Dedham, MA
REGISTRATION:  Required; Online EXAM Registration

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Nomination Deadline for 2018 Board is November 10


Reminder ClipArt trnspWith the new year soon upon us, it is once again time to decide which members will lead the Association in 2018.  Five of the nine 2017 Directors will continue into 2018 and serve the second year of their two-year term.  The four of remaining Board members have positions with terms expiring in 2017 and these vacancies must to be filled.

A NOMINATION PACKET was mailed last month to all current members and a copy is available HERE.  Only 2017-2018 members in good standing are eligible to participate in the nomination and election processes.  Only one Nomination Form from each member (company) is accepted and it must come from the IANE’s Contact Member.

Nomination Deadline is November 10th @ 5:00PM


We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017-2018 Annual Meeting of the Members (Thursday, December 14, 2017) at F1 Boston in Braintree, MA. There will be an educational component in the morning followed by lunch, annual election and racing.


If you’d like to share your thoughts and/or time, we welcome hearing from you.  Please feel to contact me at

Thank you for your continued support,
Bob Barbati, Clerk and Election Committee Chair