HORT 353
Sustainable Water Management
3 Units
Prerequisite: HORT 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: HORT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course prepares students to maintain and manage water efficient landscape irrigation systems utilizing the latest irrigation technology including water efficient application equipment, traditional and smart controllers, and environmental sensors. Topics include the review of the current California State Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, inspection and performance assessment of irrigation systems, determining sprinkler precipitation and consumption rates, calculating water budgets, assessing soil/water relationships of the landscape, installing smart controllers and environmental sensors, controller programming, developing water schedules, and irrigation system management for efficient water use. Field trips may be required.