These alternative sources of water for irrigation, coupled with the technological advancement of irrigation systems and water-efficient landscapes will help relieve the stress on Texans’ drinking water.  This class introduces alternative water sources for the landscape and provides and overview of regulations and terminology.

As Texas’ population and economy continue to grow, we must evolve in our current practices so that our potable water resources can be sustainable for future development.  As the shift of our water resources move from agriculture and to urban development the efficiency of that water use must increase.

Walk away from this sessions learning about:

-Integration of technology with proper irrigation design, planning and management improves efficiency

-Strategic use of landscaping to minimize urban heat island effect

-Passive Rainwater Harvesting, incorporating the landscape with water movement through the site

-Active Rainwater Harvesting, use of harvested water from the site

Ramzi White is a Senior Branch Manager for SiteOne Landscape Supply, in the Lubbock and Amarillo market. He started with SiteOne in February 2016 and has been in the industry since 2003. He has a Master of Science in Horticulture from Texas Tech University with a specific field of study in Turfgrass, as well as, being a licensed irrigator in Texas. As a SiteOne Irrigation instructor, Ramzi enjoys giving back to the team and paying forward the development he received along the way. He also strives to learn something new daily as he works with the team to better serve their customers. Prior to being in the Landscape industry he served in the Air Force as a TACP.