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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.
|Water Wiser workshop date||Time||Location|
|Thursday, April 7||9 am - 12 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Tuesday, April 19||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Wednesday, May 11||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Thursday, May 26||1 - 4 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Tuesday, June 21||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Wednesday, July 27||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Wednesday, August 24||9 am - 12 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Thursday, Sept. 29||6 - 9 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
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.
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.
In anticipation of your class, here are some tools to get that creativity flowing.
|Wednesday, April 13||9 - 11 am||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
|Tuesday, May 3||6 - 8 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room*|
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.
|Thursday, Sept. 22||6 - 8 pm||Castle Rock Water Meeting Room|
* 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
Rick Schultz, Water Efficiency Supervisor. 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.