Free water-smart workshops offered to residents

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Looking to beautify your outdoor spaces? Whether you are searching for a professional to do the job or plan on doing the work yourself, understanding the basics could save you a substantial amount of time and money.

The town offers free classes for Queen Creek utility customers, according to a release.

Prepare for the hotter months by implementing smart irrigation controllers, checking for leaks in your irrigation system and learning what the optimal watering schedule looks like for your landscaping.

Classes include:

  • Smart controller: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. The free workshop leads residents through the new generation of “smart” irrigation controllers and how to choose the one that’s right for you.
  • Drip system design and install: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 22, at Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Learn techniques for cutting pipe, inserting emitters and connecting parts and pieces for an efficient drip system.
  • Landscape watering: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 28, at Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Learn how to properly water the plants and grass for a healthier-looking and more water efficient landscape.

All workshops and classes are free of charge to Town of Queen Creek utility customers, but advanced registration is required as space is limited. Register online at queencreek.org/departments/utilities/water/water-conservation, or for more information, go to  QueenCreek.org/WaterSmart.

For more information about the town’s water department, go to  QueenCreek.org/Water. To stay updated on Queen Creek news and happenings, follow the town at Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TownofQC.

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