Efficient Irrigation Residential Introductory Workshops

A properly installed and maintained irrigation system will conserve water and time!

rock-gardenCRD Environmental Protection 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.

Spring Irrigation System Maintenance workshopFix A Leak Week

In celebration of Fix a Leak Week, and to reduce outdoor water waste and promote the wise and efficient use of our drinking water, CRD is offering residents in the capital region, connected to the Sooke Lake Reservoir municipal drinking water supply a free three hour introductory workshop to learn how to keep your irrigation system functional through minor maintenance to save time, water and money. Workshop will cover how to review your irrigation system to identify problems and concerns, and how to 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 introduction to CRD Water Conservation programs will be provided. Participants will receive a free back flow vacuum breaker - a value of $20.

Date Day Time Location
March 24 Sunday 1 - 4pm CRD Centre for Engagement, Victoria

**Online Registration only - Spring System Maintenance registration

Drop-ins cannot be accommodated.

Micro/Drip and All Efficient Systems

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 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 Time Type Location
April 13 Saturday 2 - 5pm Micro/Drip Brentwood Bay
May 4 Saturday 2 - 5pm ALL Langford
May 25 Saturday 2 - 5pm Micro/Drip Metchosin

*Pre-registration is required. Please call 250.474.9684 to pre-register.

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 2.5 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.

*Pre-registration is required. Please call 250.474.9684 to pre-register.

Date Day Time Location
May 15 Wednesday 6:30 - 9pm Saanich
June 19 Wednesday 6:30 - 9pm Colwood

Looking to learn more about gardening with drought-resistant native plants and their benefits? Join us for a free introductory Grow a Native Plant Garden - Embracing the Wild workshop.

Are you an irrigation professional in the Capital Region? To promote the design and installation of efficient irrigation systems that conserve our drinking water, the CRD is offering professional irrigation contractors, municipal and school district staff the following certification training:

CIT Level 2 March 21 & 22, 2019

A course subsidy is available to eligible participants.