The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), a program recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a WaterSense certification program, provides approximately 20 hours of educational training to professional landscapers to improve efficiencies in water use. Participants receive instruction on proper plant selection for the local climate and irrigation system design, maintenance, programming and operation.

Recognizing that landscape water use is one of the largest components of urban water use nationwide, the Washington County Water Conservancy District started hosting QWEL trainings to local landscapers in 2013. The next QWEL training will be scheduled soon.  Training attendees will receive a certification recognized by the Utah Nursery and Landscape Association, Utah State University Extension and other local and state water entities. QWEL certification is required to participate in the district’s rebate programs.

County residents who use QWEL-certified landscapers benefit from a water-efficient landscape that will save water and money.


Following is the current list of local certified QWEL landscapers:

Name Website Email Phone
Steve Flannery 435.680.2010
Dustin Hinton 435.680.0071
Sam Adamson 435.215.6551
Cheer Jordan 435.628.4584
Cory Emery 435.414.5695
Keith Christiansen 435.688.7276
Jack Barnard 435.256.6035
Jeremy Katzenbach 435.705.0763
Kevin Gardner 435.632.8365
Travis Weston 435.669.2278
Doug Wulfenstein 435.668.9446
Andrew Gray 435.817.6487
Nathan King 435.817.8449
Mark Putnam 435.218.8735
Marlon Lopez 435.619.6474
Trey Knight 813.833.7823
Robert Jensen 435.881.2484
Carson Harris 435.230.3305

Professional landscapers interested in becoming QWEL certified should call 435.673.3617.

Note: Participating contractors are recognized solely on successful completion of the QWEL training. The Washington County Water Conservancy District does not specifically endorse any contractor. Inclusion in this program is not an endorsement of the performance of any contractor. Consumers should use care and discretion when selecting a contractor.