When: Saturday & Sunday, May18 & 19, 2013 from 10am - 4pm
Location: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Water Conservation Office to Offer QWEL Training
As the weather gets hotter and drier in Santa Fe, the demand for “smart” irrigation technology is increasing. With it comes a need for “smart” landscape professionals who understand these technologies, local soil and weather conditions, and the trends in water-efficient irrigation systems.
The City of Santa Fe and the New Mexico Water Conservation Alliance will be co-sponsoring Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training March 18-22, 2013. QWEL is an approved U.S. EPA WaterSense Irrigation Auditor certification program. Landscape professionals who achieve and maintain QWEL certification and have a current City of Santa Fe business license will become approved contractors for the City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Irrigation Efficiency Rebate Program.
The cost for the training is $50 per person and the class size is limited to 25 people. The deadline to register is March 15, 2013.