Your irrigation system is one of the first ways you can save water in your landscape.
Finding the Controller
With the current drought, it is more important than ever to become familiar with your irrigation controller. The first step is finding it; usually the irrigation timer is located in the garage or hanging on an outside wall. Once you know where your irrigation controller is now you are ready to learn what it can do. Don’t be intimidated! Controllers can be confusing but once you learn the basics you will be ready to program your irrigation controller with confidence.
Locating Your Manual
If you don’t have your manual, you can find most of them online. Visit the manufacturer’s website and search for your controller model, then just download the manual. You can also watch step by step videos on websites such as YouTube.
Irrigation Evaluation through CBWCD
The District provides free landscape irrigation evaluations at your home to check your system, evaluate how much water you are using, and recommend improvements. Visit this page to learn more about the Landscape Evaluation Audit Program (LEAP) and to sign up for an appointment.
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Certification
Are you looking for a qualified professional to hire to work on your landscape? CBWCD provides the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) program, an EPA Watersense labeled certification with 20 hours of training in water wise practices. Visit this page to learn more about QWEL.
Weather Based Irrigation Controller Program through CBWCD
CBWCD was awarded a grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to install weather based controllers. Check this page to learn more about the program and to see if you qualify.
Workshops through CBWCD
We have various workshops available that center on irrigation, as well as other water wise topics for your landscape. Check our workshops page to learn more.