Efficient Irrigation Homeowner 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.

Time to Winterize - Fall Irrigation System Maintenance

October 6th from 1 - 4pm
Central Saanich Cultural Centre, Brentwood Bay

Keeping your irrigation system functional with some light maintenance this fall will save you time and money next spring. Workshop will cover an introduction to winterization techniques, including how to review your system and look for leaks, when to call a contractor and what to ask for. This workshop is intended for existing systems, although can be useful if you are planning a new system, as initial installation can have long-term effects on maintenance, scheduling and water costs. Course instructor is a member of the Irrigation Industry Association of BC. An introduction to CRD water efficiency programs will also be provided.

Each participant will receive a free back flow vacuum breaker - valued at $20.

Online registration only. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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 homeowner 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 efficiency programs will be provided.

Optional irrigation workbooks are available to purchase for $30.00.

Controller Scheduling

What is the best water-saving device? You!

Learn more about the time, 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 efficiency programs will be provided.

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.