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 from March through September with schedules usually posted in February. Programs, such as classroom presentations and water treatment plant tours, are available year-round.

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 equal 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.
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Completion of this free workshop earns you a “Water Wiser” designation and exempts you from the every-third-day watering schedule. Workshops are held throughout the irrigation season at varying times and locations. The workshop schedule is available in February. 

Xeric Design Workshop


Xeric design is not the creation of harsh and stark landscapes, but the addition and placement of low-water-use plants. 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 provides the top 10 trees and shrubs that thrive in Castle Rock. These workshops are usually held in May or June.

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. One class is held in September.

Workshop schedule

Next year's workshop schedule will be listed below early next year. All workshop locations are in Castle Rock and identified on each workshop's registration form. 

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 her M.S. in Horticulture has more than 20 years of experience designing and building xeriscapes.