Learn to Conserve

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.  

Register for a workshop.

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Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 16 9 a.m. to 12 noon Castle Rock Water
Wednesday, May 8 12 noon to 3 p.m. Castle Rock Water
Tuesday, May 21 6 to 9 p.m. Castle Rock Water
Thursday, June 13 12 noon to 3 p.m. Castle Rock Water
Tuesday, July 9 6 to 9 p.m. Castle Rock Water
Wednesday, July 31 6 to 9 p.m. Castle Rock Water
Tuesday, August 20 9 a.m. to 12 noon Castle Rock Water
Thursday, September 19 6 to 9 p.m. 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.

The Water Wiser Renewal course is currently being updated. Please check back in a couple of weeks for the 2024 registration.

Class Location  
Water Wiser Renewal** Online Register

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 have some additional resources for your ColoradoScape project:

Register for a ColoradoScape workshop.

All ColoradoScape workshops are held at Castle Rock Water administrative meeting room, 171 Kellogg Court.

Date Time
Thursday, March 21 9 to 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 9 9 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 2 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14 9 to 11 a.m.


* 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

Instructors

Rick Schultz, Water Efficiency Supervisor. Rick's most recent qualifications include Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA), Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), and certified QWEL trainer. He has more than 30 years of practical experience in the areas of indoor and outdoor water efficiency, leak detection, and irrigation water management. Rick is recognized in the Colorado water industry for his expertise and is frequently the guest speaker, advisor and reference for innovation and conservation in irrigation programs.

Tim Dagg, Water Conservation Technician. Tim is a native Coloradoan with over 35 years' experience as a golf course superintendent in the states of Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Additionally, he has served as the Regional Director of Agronomy for ClubCorp supporting the companies western and central regions prior to becoming the Senior Director of Agronomy for the company in 2012. He is a class AA member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and served as President of the Southern Nevada Golf Course Superintendents Association while living in Nevada. He has also served on several GCSAA committees over the years. In 2017, he and his wife moved back home to Colorado taking a position with Nutrien Ag Solutions as their Colorado Representative providing agronomic support and sales for their turf and ornamental division. He is experienced in all areas of turfgrass management including extensive work with watering needs, irrigation programming, system upgrades and new field installations. Tim is QWEL certified.

Courtney Stoddard, Water Efficiency Specialist. Courtney grew up in Castle Rock where most of her family still resides. After graduating from Douglas County High School, Courtney joined the U.S. Navy. She served on the USS George Washington for four years during Operation Enduring Freedom as a Third Class Petty Officer. Courtney’s appreciation for nature and the environment brought her back to Colorado, where she gained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at Western Colorado University. Previously, Courtney worked for Castle Rock Water as a water operator where she gained State of Colorado certifications as a Class A Water Treatment Operator and Water Distribution System Operator Class 1. She joined the Conservation team in July 2023 and is QWEL certified.