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.

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.  

Completion of this free workshop earns you a “Water Wiser” designation and exempts you from the every-third-day watering schedule. There is no charge to attend these workshops; however, registration is required. 

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New in 2018


If you attended a water wiser workshop before 2013, your water wiser designation will expire on December 31. You must attend a workshop in order to maintain your water wiser status. 

Xeric Design Workshop


Xeric design is not the creation of harsh and stark landscapes, but the addition and placement of low-water-use plants. Come see how "ColoradoScapes" can be a colorful and water efficient landscape. 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. There is no charge to attend this workshop. Stay tuned for upcoming workshop information. 

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. Stay tuned for upcoming workshop information.

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.