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Brochures and Guides

Indoor Conservation
Efficient Appliances. Toilets, dishwashers, and laundry Installing a New Showerhead Identifying Leaks Water Efficient Toilets
Bathroom, Kitchen & Laundry Installing a New Showerhead Identifying Leaks Water Efficient Toilets

Outdoor Conservation
Utilizing Rain Barrels 2016 Healthy Lawn Care Waterwise Gardening Top 10 Irrigation Tips
Utilizing Rain Barrels Healthy Lawn Care Water Wise Gardening Top 10 Irrigation Tips
Landscape Guide to Water Efficiency Full Watershed Poster Watersmart at Home Watersmart in the Garden
Landscape Guide to Water Efficiency Full Watershed Poster Watersmart at Home Watersmart in the Garden

Drinking Water Protection
Alternatives to Pesticides Pesticide Recipe Cards Earth Issues  
Alternatives to Pesticides Pesticide Recipe Cards Earth Issues: Our Lifestyles and the Environment  

Website Links

  • BC Landscape and Nursery Association
    Certified Horticultural Technicians are qualified to supervise landscape construction, and often offer landscape design-build services for single family homes.
    http://www.bclna.com/
  • BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA)
    Landscape Architects are qualified in design and construction supervision of all landscape installations, but should also have qualifications as an IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer if their scope is irrigation design/supervision.
    http://www.bcsla.org/
  • BC's Water Plan - Living Water Smart
    Living Water Smart is the provincial government’s plan to keep our water healthy and secure for the future. Check this site often to learn how B.C. is working to protect and preserve our water — and how you can be involved!
    http://www.livingwatersmart.ca/
  • Fairwinds Community Association (FCA) - Water Conservation Committee
    The FCA Water Conservation Committee focuses on the efficient use of water in the Fairwinds community. The Committee works with the RDN, Fairwinds Community & Resort, and other agencies & businesses to promote conservation through awareness & education.
    http://www.fairwindscommunityassociation.org/Water%20Conservation.htm
  • Gaia College
    Gaia College runs Organic Master Gardener courses.
    http://www.gaiacollege.ca/
  • Irrigation Industry Association (IIABC)
    IIABC has an irrigation calculator that can help you create a proper watering schedule. There is also a list of certified irrigation professionals.
    http://www.irrigationbc.com/
  • Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT)
    NALT operates the Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery, where Team WaterSmart has hosted several workshops.
    http://www.npsbc.org/
  • Nanaimo Community Gardens
    Community Gardens host free or low cost gardening workshops.
    http://www.nanaimocommunitygardens.ca/
  • Native Plant Society of British Columbia (NPSBC)
    The NPSBC is an organization bringing together people from throughout the province who enjoy, study and work with native plants and habitats.
    http://www.npsbc.org/