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? All sprinkler heads are not created equally, 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. If you are unable to attend the workshop, please cancel your registration to allow another customer on the wait list to attend. 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

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 the top 10 trees and shrubs that thrive in Castle Rock.

Check back here for a schedule of these workshops in early 2020.

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.


Workshop schedule

Class Type Date Location
Water Wiser Check back in the spring for the new schedule Castle Rock Water, O&M Building
175 Kellogg Court, enter at Gate C

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


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 a master's in horticulture has more than 20 years of experience designing and building xeriscapes.