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Posted on: September 14, 2023

City of Aspen Partners with WaterNow Alliance to Host Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)


City of Aspen Partners with WaterNow Alliance to Host Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Training Course

Aspen, CO – The City of Aspen is excited to partner with WaterNow Alliance to host a three-day Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Training Course from September 19th to 21st. This course is designed for landscape professionals, resort and grounds staff, water utility staff, and municipal staff engaged in water or irrigation management within the Roaring Fork Valley. 

QWEL, an EPA WaterSense labeled Professional Certifying Program for irrigation system audits, is a comprehensive training opportunity that equips landscape professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance water efficiency in landscaping practices. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including proper plant selection, landscape water use, irrigation system design and maintenance, controller programming and operation, and other sustainable landscaping principles. 

Graduates of the QWEL program are certified to conduct third-party irrigation audits in accordance with the City of Aspen's Water Efficient Landscaping Standards. Moreover, they will be listed as certified professionals for hire on the City of Aspen, QWEL, and EPA WaterSense websites. This certification is a testament to their commitment to responsible water management and sustainability. 

To register for this valuable training opportunity, interested individuals can do so for only $30. The registration fee includes all course materials, testing, and lunches for all three days of the program. Secure your spot by registering online.  

"We are excited to partner with WaterNow to bring the QWEL Training Course to the Roaring Fork Valley," said Cole Langford, Utilities Billing Supervisor for the City of Aspen. "This program aligns with our commitment to responsible water use and conservation. By providing education and certification opportunities, we empower our local professionals to contribute to a more sustainable future." 

The City of Aspen welcomes all interested individuals to participate and help build a more water-efficient and sustainable community. 

For more information about QWEL and to access additional resources, please visit



For more information, please contact: 
William Porter, Communications Director 
Phone: 720.281.2060 

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