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.

Ask the Expert

The Water Wiser workshops are where residents can get the real scoop on how to build a healthier, more water efficient yard. However, sometimes there are those dangling questions that pop up that we wish there was someone to help. Rick Schultz, Water Conservation Specialist with more than 25 years landscape and irrigation experience is available to answer those questions for you! This webinar does not have a presentation and is informal--the perfect time to bring any question about landscape, water, irrigation, conservation, equipment, plants that do well in Castle Rock, Town regulations, ColoradoScape planning, and any other landscape and water question you may have! Additional webinars are planned with water professional experts to answer questions from customers about billing, water budgets, water quality, drainage, and more.

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Class Date Time
Ask the Expert Sept. TBD  

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. 

Please note that with new technology and best practices being developed, residents must attend a Water Wiser workshop every five years to maintain the Water Wiser designation.  

COVID-19 response

In light of the health orders for social distancing, the 2021 Water Wiser courses will be conducted through a virtual WebEx meeting and subsequent online course and test. Both the virtual meeting and the online course and test are required for successful completion of the course. Please be aware, the virtual WebEx meeting will also require your video presence to confirm attendance. The WebEx invitation and course requirements will be emailed to you one business day prior to the scheduled workshop. The meeting will begin 15 minutes early for participants wanting to familiarize themselves with the WebEx features. 

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Space is limited. If you are no longer able to attend, please reschedule here.

Class  Date Time Location
Water Wiser Thursday
September 9
6-9 p.m. WebEx/Online
Water Wiser Tuesday
October 5
6-9 p.m. WebEx/Online

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.

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.

Workshops are typically held in the spring and all classes have been conducted. Check back next year for additional opportunities.

However, here are some tools to get you started. 

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.

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Space is limited. If you are no longer able to attend, please cancel here.

Class Date Time Location
Winterization**
Wednesday
Sept. 22
6-8 p.m. WebEx/Online

* Designed for current Water Wiser participants
** Does not qualify toward becoming a Water Wiser participant

Instructors

Rick Schultz, Water Conservation Specialist. 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 Conservation Technician. 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.