2018 Efficient Irrigation Introductory Residential Workshops

CRD Parks & Environmental Services in partnership with the Irrigation Industry Association of BC offer free introductory irrigation workshops to homeowners in the Capital Region connected to the Sooke Lake Reservoir water supply.

A properly installed and maintained irrigation system will conserve water!

Micro/Drip and All Efficient

Considering the purchase and installation of an irrigation system or do you already own a system that you would like to upgrade? In this three hour introductory workshop, irrigation experts will explain the system components, discuss installation and provide scheduling and maintenance tips. Course instructor is a local member of the Irrigation Industry Association of BC. An overview of CRD Water Conservation programs will be provided.

Date Day Type Time Location
May 12 Saturday Micro/Drip 2 - 5pm Sooke
June 16 Saturday All Efficient 2 - 5pm Colwood

Optional irrigation workbooks are available to purchase for $30.00.

Controller Scheduling

Learn more about the water and money you can save through the proper scheduling of your irrigation controller. In this two hour introductory workshop, we will explore controller functions, water saving features, determining station run times, best water saving features, and how to water correctly. Course instructor is a local member of the Irrigation Industry Association of BC. An overview of CRD Water Conservation programs will be provided.

Date Day Type Time Location
March 28 Wednesday Controller 7 - 9pm Saanich
July 11 Wednesday Controller 7 - 9pm Saanich

Maintenance

Keeping your irrigation system functional through minor maintenance can save both time and money. This three hour introductory workshop will cover how to review your irrigation system to identify problems and concerns. Reduce your water consumption by identifying leaks, breaks, and over watering. Can you identify the problem? What is involved in the repairs? When to call a contractor to address problems with your system and what to ask of your contractor. This workshop is intended for existing systems but can be useful if you are planning a new system, as initial installation practices can have long term effects on maintenance and water costs. Course instructor is a local member of the Irrigation Industry Association of BC. An overview of CRD Water Conservation programs will be provided.

Date Day Type Time Location
March 24 Saturday Maintenance 2 - 5pm Sidney

*Pre-registration is required. Please call 250.474.9684 to pre-register for any of the above workshops.

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