QWEL (English) - Aspen, CO

This Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Training is sponsored by the City of Aspen and registration is only $25 for local landscape professionals, resort and grounds staff, water utility staff, and other municipal staff involved in water or irrigation management working in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

REGISTRATION: There are TWO steps to registering for this class.

  1. Click the button “Register for this Class” below. Follow the prompts to register for your personal QWEL account first (account username, create a password). Next, register for this specific class. Please keep your login credentials for future use (downloading certificate, entering CEUs, QWEL Pro status).
  2. Make your payment after you register for your QWEL account and this course, specifically. Please pay your registration on Stripe by clicking HERE. With a limited number of seats, payment must be received no later than 5pm on September 6th, or your seat cannot be guaranteed.

Course curriculum will be taught by Norris Design and CalSense. By registering for this class, you agree to attend all sessions listed below. To pass the QWEL course participants must complete a hands-on irrigation audit and pass the QWEL exam.

QWEL graduates are certified to perform third party irrigation audits as specified by the City of Aspen's Water Efficient Landscaping Standards and will be listed for hire on the City of Aspen, QWEL, and EPA WaterSense websites.  

The curriculum includes the following sections:

  1. Where Our Water Comes From
  2. Sustainable Landscaping
  3. Soils
  4. Landscape Water
  5. Irrigation Systems
  6. Irrigation Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  7. Irrigation Auditing
  8. Irrigation Scheduling
  9. Irrigation Controllers
  10. Bringing It All Together

MATERIALS: All training materials, including supplies for the irrigation audit, course manuals, and food and drinks will be provided, as part of the registration fee. Please be sure to bring your own refillable water bottle, notepaper, pen, and a calculator (smartphones are allowed, provided you only use the calculator feature during the exam).

COVID Considerations: Please stay home if you are feeling ill. We will be adhering to all relevant COVID mandates. Please use hand sanitizer provided, appropriately social distance, and wear a mask while inside the classroom.

This class is for landscape professionals, resort and grounds staff, water utility staff, and other municipal staff involved in water or irrigation management working in the Roaring Fork Valley. Please contact Victoria Arling (va@waternow.org) if you would like to attend and do not live and work in the Valley. The course will be capped at 30 registrants on a first come first serve basis.

More information will be provided to attendees after registering.

Location: Aspen City Hall
427 Rio Grande Pl
Aspen, CO 81611
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When:
Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 9:00 am-5:00 pm - Location: Aspen City Hall
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 9:00 am-5:00 pm - Location: Aspen City Hall
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 9:00 am-5:00 pm - Location: Aspen City Hall

Registration Closes: 09/06/2022

Sponsored by: City of Aspen

For more information, contact:

Victoria Arling
va@waternow.org
(303) 586-1770

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