Water management class set for Thursday

VAIL — Eagle River Water and Sanitation District is sponsoring a one-day Landscape Water Management and Planning class for those interested in efficient outdoor water use. Arranged through the Irrigation Association, a national organization for irrigation companies and professionals, the class is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday at the ERWSD office in Vail.

Attendees will learn new ideas on how to create water budgets, irrigation schedules, document water usage and plan for periods of drought. This class will help maximize the benefits of smart technology and empower landscapers.

Topics include soil-water-plant relationships, advanced hydraulics, electricity, pumps, specialty valves and irrigation equipment. This course is the standard for the irrigation industry; taught in English units. The class fee is $190 and includes eight hours of onsite instruction, a course manual and handouts. Attendees also earn eight IA continuing education units.

As host, Eagle River Water and Sanitation District will provide lunch during the workshop.

With sustained drought conditions, homeowners and businesses should use smart landscape water management principles to get the most out of the water they use, plus incorporate other strategies such as using native plants and mulch to achieve a low water-use landscape.

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Enough participants must be registered by Tuesday or the class will be canceled. Online registration is available through the Irrigation Association at or call 703-536-7080.

To learn more about ERWSD Water Use Regulations, go to

or call 970-477-5451.

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