Irrigation Initiatives

Irrigation Initiatives

Because Every Drop Counts!

FREE Residential Irrigation System Check-ups

Since 2010, hundreds of residential irrigation check-ups have been performed by Team WaterSmart staff. The program has effectively caught leaks, lowered excessive watering times & advised on water-saving techniques.

Our popular & limited capacity program will commence again for the year in June 2020. Please call (250) 390 6560 or email if you require more information.

Certified Irrigation Professionals

To promote water conservation and the design and installation of efficient irrigation systems, the Irrigation Industry Association of BC's (IIABC) offers several training courses. In 2018 the IIABC Annual Convention and Tradeshow is being held in Nanaimo. It takes place November 26-30th and registration opens May 1st. All the info is available [here]

To find a certified technician, designer or contractor, see the IIABC Website - Certified Professionals

FREE Workshop for Residents: Efficient Irrigation

For those who cannot participate in the Irrigation Check-ups, we often offer workshops to encourage people to inspect their own systems.

[Click here] to view our upcoming workshops and [here] to find our step by step guide to checking your own irrigation system.

Efficient Irrigation Round-Table: Municipal & School District Crews

In March 2012, members of municipal and school district grounds crews in the RDN got together to discuss efficient irrigation practices in their line of work. It was an opportunity to share ideas, suggestions and experiences while working together towards the common goal of efficiency.

The round-table discussion lead to a compilation of "best practices" which can be referenced here: Efficient Irrigation Roundtable Discussion Summary

iiabc logo Hear what other participants are saying about the program! Residential Irrigation Review Program