July 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street Benicia

A properly adjusted smart timer and inline drip irrigation represents the most efficient method of delivering water to any landscape. Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), Johnnie Mitchell, will cover the benefits of in-line drip systems, best practice methods and four must-have tools when owning an in-line drip system. These systems can be installed in straight lines down garden rows, in a wavy pattern, or in circles around shrubs and trees to efficiently apply water to the plants. Register here.

Event sponsored by Republic Services.

Johnnie Mitchell owns and operates East Bay Sprinkler & Drip, an A-rated irrigation service and has been an irrigation professional since 2006. Johnnie’s first Irrigation Association training -“Smart Technologies for Irrigation Management”- laid the foundation for his affinity for weather-based irrigation controllers, aka “smart timers”. Johnnie is a former Water Conservation Specialist for Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) where he implemented the Pilot Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate Program, which offered financial incentives to convert over 180,000 square feet of turf into drought tolerant landscapes using low-volume highly efficient irrigation. Johnnie also administered the Home Water Use Survey during the 2009 Drought Management Program, which helped achieve a 20% water demand reduction. Prior to joining CCWD, Johnnie was the Recycled Water Manager for the Serrano Homeowners Association in El Dorado Hills. Serrano is a “dual-plumbed” community of over 3,500 homes that uses recycled water for landscape irrigation.