West Texas Irrigation Association


What does the WTIA do?


The West Texas Irrigation Association works to improve the irrigation industry and associated activities in the west Texas area. We also work to provide advocacy and training for licensed irrigators, vendors, and other service providers associated with the irrigation industry.


In addition to these activities, we strive to assist the homeowner in following all municipal codes when hiring irrigation contractors and completing projects. We offer our members an environment where they can network with other members, maintain their legal status, and make meaningful contributions to their industry. We've recently revamped our website, so take a look around. Whether you're a homeowner, irrigation professional, vendor, or just an interested party - there's something here for you!


The West Texas Irrigation Association is a Texas non-profit corporation. Irrigation in Texas is regulated by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, PO Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087.



The WTIA Mission


The West Texas Irrigation Association (WTIA) is a voluntary organization formed to meet the following goals:


●  Promote the development, proper use and acceptance of landscape irrigation


●  Promote water and soil conservation


●  Promote efficient design, installation, use and maintenance of irrigation systems


●  Provide educational services to the industry


●  Disseminate information for the protection of water supplies


●  Educate the public on the effective and proper use of landscape irrigation


●  Carry out such other lawful WTIA activities as the Association may direct


●  Establish an industry standard of quality, honesty, and trust within the trade of irrigation design, installation, repair, and management



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WTIA Members


Become a WTIA Member


If you're interested in becoming a WTIA member, we welcome you!


Please take a moment to read through our Privacy Statement and when you're ready - we just need to collect some basic information through our Member Registration process:




Privacy Statement


The WTIA maintains this website and below are the policies that we employ to protect every individual who visits any page or utilizes any function within our site:


● We do not buy, sell, or otherwise trade e-mail addresses or other personal information received from our visitors.


● We will make every attempt to protect this information and keep it private, as our intent is to maintain the highest level of client confidentiality possible.


● We do not collect information from any individual or business without their consent.


● We do not use cookies or any other means of tracking visitors to this site other than industry accepted methods of reporting traffic.


Persons or entities who have questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy should direct their written inquiries to:


West Texas Irrigation Association

8001E N. Mesa Suite 252

El Paso, Texas 79932


Questions or concerns? E-mail: info@wtxia.com



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WTIA Board Members


Board Member Resources


Board Members can login to the WTIA Administration Applications here:


Board Members can login to the CEU Administration Applications here:



Board Member Directory


Carlos Aranda, President



In addtion to his duties as WTIA president, Carlos is the owner and operator of Essential Landscaping and Sprinklers, Inc. in El Paso, Texas.


Ron Payne, Vice President/Secretary



Ron has been working in the Irrigation industry since the mid 1970's. After his retirement as a First Sergeant from the US Army in 1995, he purchased St. John Sprinkler Service from Stanley St. John and currently runs the daily operations and all aspects of the Company.


VACANT, Treasurer



David Kania, Affiliated Board Member/Government Liason


David works for the City of El Paso as the Landscape plans examiner and Irrigation Inspector. He has been involved in the landscape irrigation industry since 1991. He currently serves as Vice President for the Irrigation Advisory Council to TCEQ. He also co-wrote the city landscape ordinance dated 2007 and continues to do presentations and help the irrigation industry grow into a respectful trade.


Jesus Mendez, Affiliated Board Member/Irrigation Parts Distributor Liason




Anai Padilla, Affiliated Board Member/Water Utilities Liason


In her many day-to-day duties, Anai is responsible for the development and implementation of programs, rebates, incentives, enforcement of city ordinances and educational activities of the El Paso Water Utilities Water Conservation Department.  She is also in charge of daily operations and management of the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center aimed at providing a venue for the education and training to foster understanding appreciation of total water management in the Chihuahuan Desert to customers, visitors, researches and EPWU employees.




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WTIA Sponsors


Become a WTIA Sponsor


Are you a vendor, service provider, or industry professional who is interested in supporting our efforts?  If so, please use the form below to contact us.  We will be glad to have a representative contact you about the specifics of sponsorship including cost, benefits, and procedures.

We look forward to hearing from you!


You're also welcome to write us at:


West Texas Irrigation Association

8001E N. Mesa Suite 252

El Paso TX   79932

e-mail: info@wtxia.com


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