Water Efficient Landscape Grants Program Email
Written by Frank Kinder   
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 02:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

SLM in use by Northern Water for its Water Efficient Landscape Grants Program

By Frank Kinder, Northern Water

2022 marks Northern Water’s fourth year of water efficient landscape grants, and the first-year grant review included ALCC’s SLM designation in the rating criteria for project applications. Applicants with landscape employees who’ve completed SLM get additional points toward pursuing certifications. Northern Water finds value in the SLM designation and training in how to manage water use, implement irrigation efficiency, enhance landscape resilience, support habitats, and expand the education opportunities available to industry professionals. 

To make SLM broadly available to additional landscape professional workers who partner with applicants, Northern Water continues to host spring and fall classes at its headquarters and to reduce the price of access through directly subsiding the cost of attending. Our challenges with climate extremes and water scarcity require innovations and adoptions of new landscape models that do more with less, and SLM is a crucial component of making that happen. Find more about our services at Northernwater.org/Efficient Water Use.

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