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10014 E 54th St
Tulsa, OK, 74146
United States



Design Schools & Seminars

Water Store, Inc. hosts a series of training seminars and schools for the professional contractor, landscape architect and engineer.  It is our desire that through education every business will become more profitable and successful.  Our classes are focused on each of the areas of the market which we serve.  Typically, the seminars are held in the winter months (December through March) and cover topics such as irrigation design, irrigation troubleshooting and service, landscape drainage design, landscape lighting design and other specialty products.  Our classes have served as CEU and PDH opportunities for contractor and design professionals.  Unless otherwise stated, all seminars and schools are held in our classroom at the 54th Street store in Tulsa.  If you wish to enroll in any of the classes, please contact Pam at 918-622-3222 or email her at and she will get you signed up.  Here is a brief synopsis of the seminars we are planning for 2017 and a preliminary schedule:


2017 Irrigation Design School

Date: Tuesday - Thursday January 17th, 18th and 19th 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Topics Covered Include:

  • Steps Involved in Designing An Irrigation System

  • Sprinkler Head Selection - Sprays, Rotary Nozzles and Rotor Heads

  • Factors Affecting Sprinkler Head Selection and Spacing

  • Head Spacing and Layout

  • Zoning Procedures

  • Pipe and Valve Selection

  • Fundamentals of Irrigation Hydraulics

  • Equipment Sizing Procedures and Pressure Loss Calculations

  • Irrigation Control System and Equipment

  • Factors Affecting and Calculation of Zone Run Times

  • Control Wire Sizing and Selection

  • Installation Specifications

  • Low Volume Drip Irrigation

The class will provide the participant with enough basic irrigation knowledge to permit them to design residential and small commercial systems.   There will be in-class exercises and a couple of homework problems.

There is an $90 tuition fee per student which covers the cost of all class materials including the text and reference notebook, catalogs and specification sheets.  Lunch will be provided all three days and is included in the tuition fee.


2017 Irrigation Service and Troubleshooting Seminar

Date: Tuesday February 7th   9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (English & Spanish)

Topics Covered Include:

  • Sprinkler Heads - Sprays, Rotors and Nozzles
  • Control Valves - How they operate, solenoids and diaphragms

  • Controllers - Types and Troubleshooting

  • Conventional Wiring Systems - Connections, Wire Gauges, Shorts

  • Wire Locators - How to Use Them

  • Two-wire Decoder Systems - How They Work and How to Troubleshoot Them

  • Proper Solvent Welding Techniques ("Gluing Pipe Together")

  • Repair Fittings - Lots of Options

  • Lessons Learned - An Open Discussion by Class Participants

There is no charge for the class but seating is limited.  Lunch will be provided.


2017 Vista Outdoor Professional Lighting

Date: Tuesday January 10th, 2017     9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Topics Covered Include:

  • Light Your Way to More Profits (LYWTMP)
    • The A-Z's of Landscape Lighting
    • Add More Profitability to Your Bottom Line
    • Why 12-Volt Lighting?
    • Light and its Characteristics
    • Lamp and Lighting Techniques
    • Cable Sizing and Voltage Drop
    • Designing a Project
    • Transformer Sizing and Installation
    • Getting Started
  • Solid State Lighting (LED) "The Future of Lighting
    • The Benefits of Solid State Lighting
    • What is LED Lighting? How do LEDs Work?
    • The Vista LED System
    • New Energy Policies
    • System Engineering and Layouts
    • Make Money Now on Upgrades

There is no charge for the class but seating is limited.  Lunch will be provided.


2017 Landscape Drainage Seminar

Date: TBA

Topics Covered Include:

  • Why Be Concerned About Drainage of Surface Water?

  • Basic Function of a Storm Drain System

  • Drainage Design Procedures

    • Analyzing the Project Site, Topography, Ground Cover, Slope, Obstructions, Walls etc.

    • Determining the Best Discharge Point and Work Uphill

    • Calculate the Expected Flow Over the Area To a Point Where the Water Can Be Captured

    • Select Methods of Collection...Catch Basins, Channels, Detention Areas

  • Calculation of Water Flow from One Point to Another

    • Factors Affecting Flow, Soil Types, Slopes, "C" Factors and Manning's Flow Equation

    • Rational Method of Computing Runoff or Flow

    • Time of Concentration and Intensity of Rainfall

    • Sample Calculations and Drainage Slide Rules

  • Collecting and Disposing of the Water

  • Discharge Rules

  • Sizing Grates, Channel Drains, Drain Pipe

  • Drain Pipe Types and Options

  • Subsurface Drainage

    • Retaining Walls

    • Foundations

    • Drainage Fabrics