The goal of this program is to maximize water savings in our City parks. This is accomplished by: 1) upgrading out-dated irrigation systems to newer, more efficient ones; 2) repairing existing systems; 3) reducing the amount of irrigated turf areas.
An important part of the Irrigation Retrofit Program is the Smart Irrigation Youth Training Program. This on-going program started in 2008 and provides an intensive, hands-on training opportunity for at-risk adults, ages 18 to 24. Program members gain skills for entry level jobs in irrigation, maintenance, and green technology. To date, more than 100 young adults have graduated from the program