With the introduction of the Code of Practice for Irrigated Public Open Space (IPOS) in 2008 it is possible for individual sites to maintain 'fit for purpose' sports ground or recreational areas while working towards maximum water efficiency.
IPOS was developed in conjunction with a range of industry professionals to provide a best practice guideline for the management of turf. By adopting the IPOS principles, a site will be afforded the flexibility to manage water use efficiently against the base irrigation requirement that is appropriate to maintain turf health to a ‘fit for purpose’ standard.
After applying for and being granted an IPOS permit, SA Water will provide you with an indication of the base irrigation requirement for your site which can be used across multiple nights of the week after 8.00pm in the evening and before 8.00am the following morning, and as determined by the climate and your site conditions.
Under Water Wise Measures, all irrigated turf areas with a cumulative total of greater than 5,000 square metres irrigating with SA Water's supply require a permit. To apply for a permit please download the IPOS Permit Application form (see application forms below) and submit it to SA Water. Expired permits can be renewed by submitting the IPOS Renewal Application form (see application forms below).
Establishing new turf areas outside of the current irrigation timeframes are subject to a permit. To request a permit for establishing new turf download the IPOS New Turf Application form (see application forms below).
For further information on the IPOS program or to join our mailing list please email email@example.com or telephone 7424 3753.
For further information on other programs/services provided by the SA Water Business Sustainability Group (i.e. leak analysis and water profiling), please visit the Business Sustainability Group webpage or telephone 7424 3753 or email BusinessSustainability@sawater.com.au.
Local Government and Developers
Schools, Sporting Groups and other Organisations
IPOS Permit Application
IPOS Renewal Application
IPOS New Turf Application
The SA Water Basic Irrigation Management Toolkit aims to provide turf managers with a simple resource that helps with the effective management of water. The toolkit can be used for recording and reporting water use for single sites. It is important to monitor your irrigation use for social, environmental and financial reasons.
Basic Irrigation Management Toolkit - Excel 2007 *New - The 2007 version now includes regional climate data*
Basic Irrigation Management Toolkit - Excel 2003
The SA Water Advanced Irrigation Management Toolkit aims to provide managers of multiple open space sites a simple resource that helps with the effective management of water used for irrigation purposes.
Advanced Irrigation Management Toolkit - Excel 2007 *Updated 20/12/2012*
Irrigation Australia's Regional Conference is to be held in Griffith, NSW from 28 - 30 May 2013. For further information on the 2013 Irrigation Australia Conference and Trade Show visit the IAL Conference webpage http://irrigation.org.au/events/irrigation-australia-conference-trade-show
Next semester TAFE SA will be holding 3 day Irrigation Efficiency Workshops from August 2013. Training will be held at Urrbrae, Roseworthy and Riverland Campuses.
For futher information or to register your interest contact Naomi Argent at Roseworthy Campus on 8313 7777.
Source: Roseworthy Campus