Learn to Conserve

Castle Rock Water provides opportunities to learn how to become more efficient with your water usage. Workshops are scheduled at various times throughout the irrigation season. Programs, such as classroom presentations and water treatment plant tours, are available year-round and upon request.

Workshops


Water Wiser Workshops: Smartscape Solutions


Did you realize you could be wasting between 20 and 75 percent of your sprinkler water? All sprinkler heads are not created equally, and over watering is the primary cause of unhealthy plants. This workshop shows how easy it is to improve the efficiency of your sprinkler system, detect water waste and better understand your landscape-watering needs.  

Completion of this free workshop earns you a “Water Wiser” designation and exempts you from the every-third-day watering schedule. There is no charge to attend these workshops; however, registration is required. 

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Do you need to make a change to an existing registration?

We realize schedules may change, and you may need to cancel or select another date to attend a Water Wiser Workshop. Please use this form to let us know about any changes or cancellations. By notifying us of your change, you will be releasing a seat to someone on the wait list. Thank you.

Water Wiser designations need to be renewed


With new technology and best practices being developed, residents must attend a Water Wiser workshop every five years to keep apprised of these updates. As introduced in 2018, your Water Wiser designation expires after five years at which time the course must be retaken. 

ColoradoScape Design Workshop


Come see how "ColoradoScapes" can be a colorful and water-efficient landscape. This workshop focuses on Colorado xeriscape style and provides design ideas that are aesthetically beautiful and diverse while also great for the high, arid climate of Castle Rock. Discover the benefits of low-water-use plants, watering considerations and design layouts, as well as the top 10 trees and shrubs that thrive in Castle Rock. There is no charge to attend one of these workshops; however, registration is required.  

Winterization Workshop


Wonder why some yards just seem to perk right up in the spring? It’s winter preparation. This workshop demonstrates the importance of reducing water use as temperatures decline and identifies areas of yard maintenance that are often overlooked - including seasonal fertilization, pruning, mulching and aeration. There is no charge to attend this workshop; however, registration is required. 

Workshop schedule

Class Type Date Location
Water Wiser Saturday, June 29
9 a.m.-noon
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Water Wiser Thursday, July 25
6-9 p.m.
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Water Wiser Wednesday, July 31
6-9 p.m.
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Water Wiser Tuesday, Aug. 27
6-9 p.m.
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Water Wiser Saturday, Oct. 5
9 a.m.-noon
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Water Wiser - Renewal* Tuesday, July 16
6-8 p.m.
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Water Wiser - Renewal* Tuesday, Aug. 13
6-8 p.m.
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Water Wiser - Renewal* Tuesday, Sept. 24
6-8 p.m.
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
Winterization** Wednesday, Sept. 18
6-9 p.m.
Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C
* Designed for current Water Wiser participants
** Does not qualify toward becoming a Water Wiser participant

Instructors


These workshops are presented by Water Conservation Specialist Rick Schultz, who has over 30 years experience in landscape and irrigation maintenance in both the public and private sectors, and Water Conservation Plan Reviewer Ruth Stadler, who in addition to a master's in horticulture has more than 20 years of experience designing and building xeriscapes.