Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority

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During a drought, it’s more important than ever to use water wisely and efficiently. The Water Authority offers free classes to water utility customers to provide practical information and guidance in drought efficient landscape irrigation through two different classes.

Drought Smart Water Class*

Classroom holds 250
No reservations, first come first seated policy. Bring a pen or pencil.

Provides suggestions on how to best support your landscape during our current extended drought and how to determine when to water, how often, and how long to run your system. Discussion includes information on irrigation controller programming, landscape design, system upgrades and maintenance.

*Receive a $20 Credit on Your Water Bill for Attending Class

April 13th, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am 10:30 am
April 20th, 2013
Note: This class has a PM time.
Saturday 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
May 4th, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am 10:30 am
May 8th, 2013
Note: This class is on a Wednesday.
Wednesday 9:00 am 10:30 am
May 18th, 2013
Note: This class has a PM time.
Saturday 1:00 pm 2:30 pm
June 1st, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am See “Basics of Drip Irrigation”
Class Schedule in the next
table below.
June 15th, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am
July 13th, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am
July 20th, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am
August 3rd, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am
August 10th, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am
September 14th, 2013 Saturday 9:00 am

Basics of Drip Irrigation

Learn how basic drip irrigation works. A useful class if you have inherited a drip system, but are unsure how it is supposed to work, or you want to put in a new drip system. You will learn how long and how often to operate it, how to maintain it, and how to install a drip system that matches your landscape needs.

Note: No Credit on Your Water Bill for the Drip Class.

June 1st, 2013 Saturday 10:30am
June 15th, 2013 Saturday 10:30am
July 13th, 2013 Saturday 10:30am
July 20th, 2013 Saturday 10:30am
August 3rd, 2013 Saturday 10:30am
August 10th, 2013 Saturday 10:30am
September 14th, 2013 Saturday 10:30am

ADA: If you are hearing or sight impaired notify Smart Use, LLC at 888-1722 or email

To download a printable PDF of this information click here.

The classes are offered at:
CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

From I-25 turn onto Alameda heading west and go about .2 miles. Turn right onto San Mateo and then take either the first right onto Oakland NE or the second right onto Eagle Rock NE.

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Kids… You Can Help!

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Resources for Kids

The Water Authority knows that our most important customers are the next generation. So, we’ve got lots of resources for them.

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Watch our puppet show

We have presentations for all grade levels: pre-K through high school. Call our education specialist, Sharon Sivinski at (505) 768-3245 to schedule a presentation. We also offer tours of our Water Reclamation facility for students in fourth grade and up. Students have the opportunity to see up close how we treat water from the sewer system to make it clean and discharge it into the river. It’s an amazing process.

To play games, sing songs, watch videos, take a virtual tour of our plants and see all our education resources click here.

Have questions?

Contact Katherine Yuhas
Water Conservation Officer
(505) 768-3633

or call
The Water Conservation Hotline
(505) 768-3655