California MWELO Expert

The drought in California has reached emergency levels, and in response, the state has implemented unprecedented restrictions on irrigation water usage. You could spend hours reading through page after page of building code requirements, or let us do the hard work for you. This four-hour class will walk you through all of the requirements of the governor’s executive order, the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, and the ASABE/ ICC Irrigation Sprinkler Standard approved by ANSI. We will also provide you with some solutions to help meet the regulations and give you some tips on presenting efficient irrigation to your customers.


Course Outline

Unit 1 Course Introduction

Unit 2 2015 Severe Drought Conditions

Unit 3 California Irrigation Requirements

Unit 4 Water Conservation Solutions

Unit 5 Communicating efficiency to customers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. List the requirements to become a licensed irrigation contractor in California

2. Explain the restrictions on irrigation due to California’s current drought conditions (as stated in the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance)

3. Identify product features designed to help meet the conservation requirements set forth by the state of California

4. Utilize a few “sales tips” to help their customers understand the California drought requirements and how the products will meet those needs

Suggested Prerequisites