This free, two credit QWEL CEU course will includes in-class instruction reviewing irrigation tools & methods, Aspen's local ordinances, and a field based irrigation audit.
Instructors will review the basic concepts of distribution uniformity and irrigation auditing covered in the QWEL course and then describe the tools and strategies available to landscape and irrigation professionals to improve system efficiency and reduce landscape water use. Some strategies that will be discussed include: proper system design and installation, system programming, smart controllers, sensors and other monitoring equipment. Aspen Utilities staff will also be on-hand to discuss how this pertains to the City's Water Efficient Landscape Standards. A field audit will be conducted in a nearby park.
In this highly interactive course, students should come prepared with questions and to share their experiences and lessons learned from working to improve irrigation system efficiency.
9:00 am – 9:30 am
9:30am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Class Room Wrap-Up
The course is intended for Aspen's QWEL course graduates and other landscape professionals in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Important note from QWEL HQ on 2020 credit roll over:
Professionals that did not submit CEUs in 2020 but were otherwise current will not become uncertified for not turning in their 2 CEUs for 2020. Instead, they will need to turn in four (4) CEUs in 2021 to cover both 2020 and 2021.The CEU requirement will go back to normal for 2022 and pros will be required to submit 2 each year just like before.
Aspen City Hall - Council Chambers (Basement)
130 S Galena St
Aspen, CO 81611
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Location: The main portion of the class will take place in Council Chambers in the basement of City Hall and the field portion will take place outdoors within walking distance.
Presenter: Keith Schweiger | CalSense; Rob Gregor, City of Aspen
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 9:00 am-11:30 am - Location: Aspen City Hall - Council Chambers (Basement)
Registration Closes: 09/17/2021
2 CEUs available.
Sponsored by: City of Aspen
For more information, contact:Victoria Arling
Online Registration is not available.