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Water Wiser Workshops
Did you realize you could be wasting between 20 and 75 percent of your sprinkler water? Discover if you are using the right sprinkler for the job, how to fix common irrigation problems, and simple steps to understand your landscape-watering needs.
There is no charge to attend these workshops; however, registration is required. If you are unable to attend the workshop, please cancel your registration to allow another customer on the wait list to attend.
Completion of this free workshop earns you a “Water Wiser” designation and exempts you from the every-third-day watering schedule. Remember that all water customers must still adhere to the overnight watering hours requirement. Keep in mind that the designation can be revoked if drought restrictions occur or abuse of water use is determined.
With new technology and best practices being developed, residents must attend a Water Wiser workshop every five years to maintain the Water Wiser designation.
|Monday, May 1||1 - 4 pm||Castle Rock Water|
|Tuesday, May 23||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water|
|Thursday, June 8||1 - 4 pm||Castle Rock Water|
|Thursday, June 29||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water|
|Wednesday, July 12||6 - 9 pm||Webinar|
|Monday, July 24||9 am - 12 pm||Castle Rock Water|
|Thursday, September 21||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water|
Water Wiser Renewal
With new technology and best practices being developed, as well as updates to Town requirements, renewal for the Water Wiser designation is required every 5 years. The renewal workshop is only available to Water Wiser participants who attended a workshop within the past 5 years. For first time attendees, or if your Water Wiser designation has expired, please register for a standard Water Wiser workshop. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us: email.
ColoradoScape Design Workshop
This workshop focuses on Colorado xeriscape style and provides design ideas that are aesthetically beautiful and diverse, while also fitting in with the semi-arid, high desert climate of Castle Rock. Discover the benefits of low-water-use plants and watering considerations, as well as how to remove a lawn, how to properly plant a tree and how to water xeric plants.
We've had an overwhelming response to this workshop and are overbooked...but we just opened a new class:
New ColoradoScape Design class added: Monday, May 8, 9 - 11 am. Register
If you don't make it into the class, here are a few resources to get you started.
- Each summer, enter for your chance to win your ColoradoScape
- Start your design with the ColoradoScape Design Guide (PDF)
- Find tips on Using plants in your design (PDF)
- Get some ideas with Sample xeric designs (PDF)
- Find plants that do well in Town with the Castle Rock Plant Finder
* Workshops are currently scheduled for in-person classes; however, Castle Rock Water reserves the right to change the workshop to Webex/online version. Participants will be notified of the change.
** Designed for current Water Wiser participants
Rick Schultz, Water Efficiency Supervisor. Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA), Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), and certified QWEL trainer. Practical experience in the areas of indoor and outdoor water efficiency, leak detection, and irrigation water management.
Linda Gould, Water Efficiency Specialist. Colorado Gardener Certificate (CGC) through CSU Extension, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA), Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), and certified QWEL trainer. Practical experience in the areas of indoor and outdoor water efficiency and ColoradoScape design.