Landscape water-use represents one of the largest components of urban water demand. Through the Qualified Water-Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Program, local landscape professionals are making a positive impact towards reducing landscape water demand by becoming more water efficient in landscape design, maintenance, and operation. QWEL provides approximately 20 hours of educational foundation based on principals of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation.
Both the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) WaterSense program and QWEL share the common goal of conserving water resources and promoting the importance of water efficiency. QWEL is recognized as a US EPA WaterSense labeled certification program and was developed in cooperation with the California Landscape Contractors Association, Sonoma County Water Agency, City of Santa Rosa, Marin Municipal Water District, the colleges of Santa Rosa and Marin through the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership.
If you have any questions about the QWEL program, please contact Carrie Pollard at (707) 547-1968.