Take a deeper dive into the different types of values needed to prevent backflow prevention and how to install them properly. Know when to use the double check and reduce pressure assembly to provide protection against back siphonage and bad pressure. With speaker, Raymond DeLaGarza with Intrepid Irrigation Training.

Raymond was born and raised in Houston, Texas where he attended College at the University of Houston-Downtown and earned his degree in Biological & Physical Sciences. He returned to the university to earn a second bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He later worked to obtain his Irrigator’s license (LI0016320)  and later his license as a Backflow Assembly Prevention Tester (BPAT0014817).  Raymond has taught middle school for the past 20 years and has been teaching the 16-hour Irrigation Technician course since 2010. Later this year he will add an 8-hr Hydraulics CEU course for irrigators, technicians, and inspectors. 

He has been a TCEQ-approved training provider since 2010 and continues to help students succeed and obtain their technician license and is one of the very few that offers the course through bilingual instruction. He has helped many students navigate through the TCEQ requirements and has updated students on the changes from the TCEQ regulations.  He continues to help students in obtaining their Irrigation Technician license.  In his spare time, he likes to do home improvement and landscape projects.   


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