Water-Efficient Landscape Training for Professionals Now Available

20-hour course includes irrigation system and landscape design, soils, plants, water budgeting and more.
May 18, 2016

The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper program is a proactive, 20-hour, localized approach to reducing landscape water use. Water-efficient landscape practices, soils, irrigation system programming, troubleshooting, plant selection, and water management are among the subjects included. Designed for landscape professionals, the training includes an irrigation system audit exercise and an exam.

In order to earn a QWEL certificate, individuals must demonstrate their ability to perform an irrigation system audit and pass the QWEL exam.

QWEL was developed by the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and brought to San Diego by the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies.

Register for a QWEL Class

Learn more
• Visit qwel.watersmartsd.org
• Contact: WSA Marketing leads the team providing QWEL training logistics, administration and communications. Call Susan Hahm, 760.944.1509, or email qwel@wsamarketing.com.


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