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.

Water Wiser Workshops: SmartScape Solutions

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. 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. In-person and online renewal courses are available.

2020 workshops concluded

The Water Wiser workshops have concluded for 2020. Please check back spring 2021 for the new class schedule.

2020 Water Wiser renewals

If you need to renew your Water Wiser designation, please contact waterconservation@CRgov.com for online course registration information. Water Wiser designation expires within 5 years and customers that have taken the class in 2015 are due to expire Dec. 31.  Expired designations are required to take the full course, scheduled next year.

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 high, arid 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.

ColoradoScape Design classes are typically held in April and May. Check back for the class schedule. In the meantime, start your planning with these tools.

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.

The Winterization workshop is typically held in late September. Please check back in 2021 for registration.

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


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.

Ruth Stadler, Castle Rock Water Conservation Plan Reviewer. Master’s in horticulture, plus more than 30 years of experience designing and building xeriscapes.