Water Wise Landscaping Resources

In the City of Aspen, approximately 60% of water is used outdoors to irrigate our yards and parks. This means that there is enormous potential to reduce our community’s landscape water demands in order to protect our water supply resilience and other water users including the environment and recreation.

This page provides a list of free resources available to support homeowners and landscape professionals in developing and maintaining water efficient landscapes.

We also encourage you to follow these links to learn more about Aspen’s Water Efficient Landscaping Standards and the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Training Program.

EPA WaterSense

EPA WaterSense

WaterSense®, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water.

  • WaterSense Webinars: WaterSense has developed a number of webinars that address different sectors and uses of water both indoors and outdoors. You can register here for upcoming webinars and review past sessions, many of which are available as recordings. Some past webinars include:

Efficient Irrigation Practices for Medians and Park Strips - Recording and Webinar Recap

Demonstrating the Nexus Between Water Efficiency and Stormwater: Lessons and Opportunities to Drive Innovation – Recording and Webinar Recap

Accelerating the Landscape Transformation, Alliance’s for Water Efficiency Study –  Recording and Webinar Recap

WaterSense Case Studies: This case study series that focuses on outdoor water efficiency, certified professionals, and exceptional projects that take an innovative approach to problem solving.

WaterSense Labeled Products & New Technologies: WaterSense labeled irrigation products have been independently certified for efficiency and performance.

Smart Irrigation Controllers

Spray Sprinkler Bodies

Micro-Irrigation Guides

Soil-Moisture Based Control Technologies

Colorado WaterWise

Colorado WaterWise connects stakeholders, provides resources, and serves as the collaborative leader in the efficient use of urban water in Colorado.

Colo WaterWise

Center for Water Efficient Landscaping

Utah State University hosts a monthly Water Well webinar series every 2nd Tuesday at 2pm MT focused on water water wise landscaping and irrigation practices.