You’d be amazed how many times irrigation experts are called out to solve problems at landscape sites, and they just shake their heads and say ‘start over’. It seems the same problems keep showing up over and over again, and you have to wonder why design and worksmanship aren’t following industry standards.
To reach water conservation targets, there is an urgent need for consistent best practices and quality control in the landscape and irrigation industry in Kelowna.
If you are starting a landscape project, MAKE SURE there is a specification that sets the standards for materials and worksmanship – you could use the City specifications or hire a qualified professional to create your own.
Living within a water budget is accomplished by landscape design, proper soils and planting specs, by proper irrigation design and specs that meet best practices, and by good adjustments and maintenance.
For examples of design guidelines, technical specifications and detail drawings for landscape and irrigation under consideration by the City of Kelowna, follow the links below:
Draft Amendments to the City of Kelowna Bylaw 7900:
Landscape Water Conservation Specification Checklist
While no substitute for a technical specification, the ‘Checklist’ introduces 15 common problems that specs and details must address.