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Landscaping for Water Efficiency

COURSE NO: C01-006
Landscaping for Water Efficiency
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces the reader to the essential methods for designing water efficient landscaping.

Providing an adequate supply of fresh water to our ever growing population is reaching a critical stage.  The World Bank reports that water shortages threaten the health and economy in 80 countries.  With dwindling supplies, the cost of this precious resource is bound to increase.  In response to the declining supply of fresh water, many conservation efforts have been focused within homes and businesses.  Efficiently managing our outdoor use of water can also yield a significant savings to our net water budget.


Designing water-wise landscapes can result in many benefits.  The conservation of our vital water supply is the most obvious.  Water saving landscapes can also decrease energy use, water bills, erosion, and maintenance costs. Some up front thoughts built into the design of landscaping features can save thousands of gallons of water in the long run.  Knowing the key design and maintenance considerations for low water use landscaping is essential for the successful conservation of our most precious resource.


This 1 PDH online course is intended for homeowners, practicing engineers, contractors, developers, regulators, and all other personnel involved with the design, installation, and maintenance of landscaped areas.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding why one should be concerned about the water efficiency of landscaping
  • Understanding the benefits of water efficient landscapes
  • Learning about landscaping planning and design considerations for water efficiency
  • Knowing the essentials of irrigation
  • Familiarizing with several successful landscaping for efficiency case studies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the EPA publication titled, "Water-Efficient Landscaping". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Landscaping for Water Efficiency (1.9 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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