The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper training presents an affordable, proactive, local approach to reducing landscape water demand. QWEL provides graduates with knowledge in water efficient and sustainable landscape practices, including water management and preservation of other valuable resources.
QWEL is a program of the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership represents 13 water utilities in Sonoma and Marin counties in Northern California that have joined together to provide regional solutions for water-use efficiency. The utilities include the Cities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Sonoma, Cotati, Healdsburg, and Cloverdale; North Marin and Valley of the Moon Water Districts; Marin Water, Town of Windsor, California American Water - Larkfield District, and Sonoma Water (Partners). Each of the Partners has water conservation programs that assist customers in reducing their water use. The Partnership was formed to identify and recommend the implementation of water-use efficiency projects, and to maximize the cost-effectiveness of water-use efficiency programs in our region.