As the climate in Santa Fe gets hotter and drier, the demand for “smart” irrigation technology is increasing. “Smart” landscape professionals understand these technologies, local soil and water conditions, and trends in water-efficient irrigation systems.
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training and certification give professional landscapers up-to-date knowledge in water efficient and sustainable landscape practices, including design, maintenance and operation of “smart” irrigation systems, which can reduce landscape water demand.
The training is geared toward the licensed landscape professional with experience in the field.
The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office will be offering Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Training to Landscape Professionals in November 2014. Class size is limited to 25 landscape professionals. The cost is $75. To register for the class, please fill out the online registration form.
The deadline to register is Thursday, November 6, 2014, and payment must be received by the first day of class. Class dates are November 10, 12, 13, 14, and the exam will take place on November 17, 2014.