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TGA members encourages to promote water e-learning course

TGA - Water

The TGA is encouraging all its members to promote the industry and water company led initiative to promote responsible use of water when designing, installing and maintaining the landsape and sports pitches.  The letter, supported by all the organisations involved, reads as follows:

“You may have seen the recent article on the Water Conservation e-learning course published in several of the trade journals.
This course is specifically tailored for professionals in the landscaping, horticultural and grounds maintenance sectors and is the result of water companies working in partnership with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and the Turfgrass Growers Association (TGA). 
The course provides professionals with a better understanding of efficient and responsible use of water in planning, constructing, establishing and maintaining gardens, grounds and landscapes.
We believe successfully taking the course and achieving the Certificate in Water Conservation demonstrates a clear commitment to the training of staff and caring for the water environment.  This can have a positive impact on your business by boosting your credibility and reputation with existing and future clients, and enabling them to understand more sustainable, cost effective and environmentally sensitive uses of water in gardens, parks, sports grounds and other amenity areas.
This course has the support of all the water companies in the East and South East of England, i.e. Affinity Water, Anglian Water, South East Water, Southern Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Thames Water and WaterWise.
The hour-long course comprises four modules focusing on planning, constructing, establishing and maintaining gardens, grounds and landscapes. It costs just £10 plus VAT, reflecting the administration, registration and certification process.  It can be accessed online by visiting
The TGA and the water companies recommend this course to you and your staff.”

"Water is a precious resource and no matter what time of year and how the weather is treating us we must respect that fact" said TGA Chief Executive Tim Mudge.