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  2. Platte Canyon is once again pleased to sponsor a series of water efficiency sessions to inform District customers how to utilize efficient water and irrigation practices and how to receive monetary compensation by doing it. The instructional series has grown in popularity with the advent of water resource limitations and higher water rates.

    The schedule for this Fall’s seminars is as follows:

         • Residential Irrigation System Basics and Maintenance with Larry Horgan
               Date:          Tuesday, September 28, 2007
               Time:          6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
               Location:    District office, 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave.
               Cost:           Free, reservation required 

    This seminar is for home owners with existing sprinkler systems, and have questions and/or problems relative to system operation and maintenance. The basic components of a sprinkler system from the water meter pit to the various spray heads will be reviewed, as well as, spring charge-up and winter shut down. Simple repairs from cut or broken pipes, to problems with the backflow preventer, spray heads, and controllers(clocks) will also be covered.

    Mr. Horgan is the owner of Garden Builders, Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and has been working in the industry for over 20 years. He has been a consultant to Denver Water’s Conservation Department for 15 years.

         • Water Conservation: Denver Water’s Rebates and Incentives for HOAs and Residential Customers with Timothy LaPan and Cindy Moe
              Date:           Wednesday, October 3, 2007
              Time:          10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
              Location:    District office, 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave.
              Cost:           Free, reservation required

    This seminar presentation will provide an overview of Denver Water's Commercial and Industrial Water Conservation Rebate & Incentive programs as well as Outdoor rebates and incentives for commercial and residential customers. Denver Water offers rebates to Commercial, Industrial and Residential customers for installing water efficient equipment.

    Primary topics being covered in this presentation include:

         1.    Water Conservation Rebates
         2.    Commercial & Industrial Incentive Program (qualifying projects earn up to $40,000!)
         3.    Cooling Tower Program
         4.    Irrigation Efficiency Incentive Program (qualifying projects earn $4,500 / acre foot saved water!)

    Mr. LaPan is a Landscape Architect and Conservation Specialist with the Denver Water Department with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for designing the irrigation and landscaping projects for all Denver Water facilities. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in Environmental Design.

    Ms. Moe is a Commercial Industrial Water Conservation Engineer and has been with Denver Water for four years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the School of Mines and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Colorado Denver.

    To make reservations, or if you have questions or comments regarding the District’s Fall seminar program, or would like to suggest a particular topic, please let us know by contacting Alyssa Quinn at (303) 979-2333.