Irrigation Audit

Was audit conducted by an irrigation professional certified by a WaterSense labeled program?

Name of Irrigation Auditor

Company Name

Test Area

Site Type

Test Area Size (sq ft)

Soil Type

Plant Material


Root Depth (inches)


Plant Factor (PF)

Time to Runoff

ETo for 1 Week (inches)

Irrigation System

Water Source

Meter Type

Static Pressure

Meter Size

Dynamic Pressure

Meter Units

Irrigation Type


Verification of Specification Criteria & Operating Pressure

Designed or installed by Certified Irrigation Professional

Name of Professional?

Waiver provided for design/installation

Name of designer/installer

System operates without leaks

System prevents runoff and overspray from leaving the property

System includes a technology that inhibits or interrupts
operation of the irrigation system during periods of rainfall or
sufficient moisture (e.g., rain sensors, soil moisture sensors)

WaterSense labeled weather-based controller or soil moisture
sensor-based controller with the following capabilities in both
smart and standard mode

Sprinkler heads have a 4-inch or greater pop-up height and matched
precipitation. (Note: This excludes components of a microirrigation system.)

Sprinkler irrigation not installed on plantings other than turfgrass other than as part of a micro-irrigation system

Sprinkler irrigation not used on strips of turfgrass < 4 feet wide or on slopes > 4:1
other than as part of a micro-irrigation system

Micro-irrigation system includes a pressure regulator, filters, and flush end assemblies

Two seasonal water schedules (initial grow-in period and established landscape) are posted at the controller

Station or zone pressure within 10% of manufacturer recommended operating pressure

Catch Can Test Observations
Attach diagram of test area including dimensions, head locations, and catch can locations.
Catch Can Number


Low Quarter

Catch Can Test Sum

Catch Can Average

Test Run Time (min)

DU is 65% or greater (determined by catch-can test during audit)

General Notes and Observations

Notes on Irrigation System Criteria

Audit Sign-Off

By affixing my signature below, the undersigned does hereby declare that the irrigation system criteria for new homes, as specified in the WaterSense New Home Specification and the Irrigation Audit Guidelines for WaterSense Labeled New Homes, have been met, and if requested, will provide the necessary supporting documents.

Certified Irrigation Professional Name and Signature

Contact Details

Date and Time Started
Date and Time Ended
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