CLCA Helps You Manage Water Effectively

Green Industry Professionals: Your expert services can save clients water and money!

“Since I got certified through the dual certification program, my phone is ringing off the hook from customers wanting to replace their turf with low water-use landscapes. Business is truly booming due to my participation in this program, and I can’t thank CLCA enough for the education and customer exposure.”

Marcoz Rodriguez, CWM, QWEL
Certified Water Manager
Owner, Garden Life Xeriscapes

Stay Informed

With email alerts and social media posts, CLCA keeps you up-to-date on breaking water news. Metropolitan Water District about to imposes new restrictions that will limit outdoor watering for 6 Million Southern Californians to one day a week? CLCA updates you on what you need to know, and will continue to monitor the fluid (sorry!) state of affairs. READ>

Video on Demand

Need more information on steps you can take to protect your clients’ landscapes? Click over to CLCA’s video-on-demand library for our drought updates, information on saving your trees and unlocking the secrets of water-friendly native landscapes.

Educational Resources

CLCA’s Associate Members are also a valuable water resource. Many Associate Members share their knowledge online (see our directory of online educational resources here). Or, use the CLCA Supplier/Materials Search to find someone locally to talk to.
Recognizing the importance of having a strong voice in the capitol, CLCA vigorously speaks out on behalf of California’s green industry, giving California Landscape Contractors a “seat at the table” when important decisions are made.
By being involved with the development of water use regulations, CLCA is well-positioned to give members the timely information they need to be successful.
CLCA members and staff have served on numerous state and local committees and task forces charged with implementing water use regulations.
The association was involved in the creation of the influential Water Conservation in Landscaping Act and has been advocating strongly ever since. MORE>
Want to see the legislative bills that CLCA is currently working on? Read our current bill list here.
Webinar: 2022 Drought Update
Speaker: Peter Estournes, CWM, CLP
3-4 p.m., July 13
Mandatory water restrictions will be in place this summer throughout California, and some areas will be limiting irrigation to one day a week. What’s a landscape contractor to do?
Learn steps you can take to keep clients happy while complying with the ever-increasing number of mandatory emergency drought mandates. MORE>

 

Webinar: Understanding the SoCal Water$mart Turf Replacement Program
1-2 p.m., July 21 Register>
Join Metropolitan Water District to learn how to help your clients navigate the turf replacement rebate process. This session will help contractors understand the program requirements, offer helpful insight to encourage successful landscape transformations and provide tips to drive up contractor sales and increase client satisfaction.”

“A good track record with water management produces quantified results, which you can show to clients as proof of their benefits in doing business with you. Water savings is a trend that will impact landscape businesses more and more as time goes on.”

Flavio Velez, President
LandGraphics, San Diego
Expert Certified Water Manager

In this practical, hands-on training and certification program, green industry professionals use their existing landscape sites to master the fundamentals of water efficiency. This nationally recognized program focuses on:
  • Proper water budgeting
  • Appropriate scheduling
  • The use of emerging water efficient technologies
Requirements:
  • Attend a training workshop and pass a written exam
  • Participate in an irrigation audit
  • Continuously meet a custom water budget on an existing landscape
This certification is approved by EPA WaterSense and considered an irrigation auditing certification.
Companies with Certified Water Managers on staff are listed here.
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Sample Certified Water Manager report, suitable for sharing with clients

Sample Water Management Certification program report.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, CLCA is offering two nationally recognized industry certifications with one course and one written test.
This joint effort combines the CLCA Water Management Certification program with the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper program.
Requirements:
  • Attend a training workshop and pass a written exam
  • Participate in an irrigation audit
  • Continuously meet a custom water budget on an existing landscape
This program is subsidized by grant funding from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and available to anyone in their service area.
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Presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

New development and retrofitted landscape water efficiency standards are governed by the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO).
This training provides industry professionals the skills to understand the landscape permit process and requirements for newly installed commercial landscapes.
Attendees can earn industry CEUs and a certificate of attendance for their participation.
Participants will learn how they can gain significant water savings by efficient landscape design, installation, management and maintenance.
This program is subsidized by grant funding from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and available to anyone in their service area.
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Presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Facility Executive magazine outlines five ways to conserve water for landscapes. The star: CLCA’s Certified Water Manager program and the tools it provides to save water while having a beautiful landscape. Read all about it here.