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.