QWEL (English) - Castle Rock, CO

The South Metro Water Supply Authority (SMWSA) is pleased to offer the next QWEL class in Castle Rock, Colorado.

October 23rd, 24th and 25th 2023

COST: The fee for this certification course is $100.00 (+ EventBrite's processing fee). 

LOCATION: Castle Rock Water, 171 Kellogg Ct., Castle Rock, CO 80109. 

CONTACT: Please contact Angie Grunder with SMWSA (angiegrunder@southmetrowater.org) with any questions, for directions, or to let her know of any food allergies/restrictions ahead of time.

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 training. Please pay for your registration on Eventbrite by clicking HERE. With a limited number of seats, payment must be received no later than 5pm on October 20th, 2023, or your seat cannot be guaranteed. PLEASE NOTE: If we don't receive your payment by this date, you are subject to be dropped from the course to allow people from the waitlist to join. 

MATERIALS: The reference manual PDF can be viewed HERE; however, a hardcopy of this book will be provided to you at the start of class. Everything you need for the irrigation audit will be provided. Lunch will be provided all three days. Please be sure to bring your own refillable water bottle, notepaper, pen, and a calculator (smartphones are allowed, provided you use only the calculator feature during the exam). If you have any food allergies or restrictions, please contact Angie Grunder as listed above. 

The QWEL 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


1. Monday, October 23, 2023 - 8:00a-5:00p

2. Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 8:00a-5:00p

3. Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 8:00a-4:00p 

The class includes an irrigation audit and exam, both of which are required to earn the QWEL professional certification.  Please arrive on time, prepared, and plan to attend the full course.

Location: Castle Rock Water
171 Kellogg Court
Castle Rock, CO 80109
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Presenter: Erik Jorgensen, South Metro Water Supply Authority; Rick Schultz & Tim Dagg, Castle Rock Water; Paige McFarland, Centennial Water & Sanitation District; and Laura Coutu, East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District


Monday, October 23rd, 2023 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Location: Castle Rock Water

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Location: Castle Rock Water

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Location: Castle Rock Water

Registration Closes: 10/19/2023

Sponsored by: South Metro Water Supply Authority

For more information, contact:

Angie Grunder
(720) 338-0977

Online Registration is not available.