CLCA reviews statewide Water Management Certification Program

During Toro’s Success Without Excess III WaterSmart Symposium July 29-30, the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) reviewed its new Water Management Certification Program.

Under the program, landscape professionals are required to meet a performance component to ensure their knowledge is being applied. Participants must meet a water budget for one year, and to remain certified, they must continue to meet a budget on at least one project, according to Larry Rohlfes, assistant executive director of CLCA.

Professionals will measure their site and provide information on plant categories and irrigation types. A CLCA program manager provides a site-specific annual water budget based on that information. The project is monitored monthly to ensure it is following the budget.

For more information on the CLCA Water Management Certification Program, visit

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