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? Considering irrigation consistitutes about half of all water used in Castle Rock, improving efficiency should be a no-brainer! 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. 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.

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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 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.

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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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Workshop schedule

Class Type Date Time Location
Water Wiser Tuesday,
March 31
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Thursday,
April 16
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Monday,
April 20
9 a.m.-noon The Grange
3692 Meadows Blvd. 
Water Wiser Saturday,
May 2
9 a.m.-noon Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Tuesday,
May 12
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Wednesday,
May 20
10 a.m-1 p.m. Philip S Miller Library
100 S. Wilcox St.
Water Wiser Tuesday,
June 16
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Wednesday,
July 8
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Tuesday,
July 21
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Tuesday,
Aug. 18
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Tuesday,
Sept. 15
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Thursday,
Oct. 1
6-9 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Renewal* Wednesday,
April 29
6-8 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Water Wiser Renewal* Tuesday,
June 2
6-8 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
ColoradoScape** Wednesday,
April 22
1:30-3:30 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
ColoradoScape** Wednesday,
May 6
6-8 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
Winterization** Thursday,
Sept. 24
6-8 p.m. Castle Rock Water, O&M Building

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

Instructors

Rick Schultz, Castle Rock Water Conservation Specialist, has over 30 years' experience in landscape and irrigation maintenance in both the public and private sectors. He is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor and Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper.

Linda Gould, Castle Rock Water Conservation Technician, is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper, and has a Colorado Gardener certificate through CSU Extension.

Ruth Stadler, Castle Rock Water Conservation Plan Reviewer, who in addition to a master's in horticulture has more than 30 years of experience designing and building xeriscapes.