Conservation Matters June 2018

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Rainwater Harvesting for Large Systems workshop set for Junction

Rainwater Harvesting for Large Systems workshop set for Junction

A Rainwater Harvesting for Large Systems workshop will be 9 a.m. to noon June 9 at the Texas Tech University – Junction Center, 254 Red Raider Lane in Junction.

The Llano River Field Station, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting the free workshop.

“Large rainwater harvesting systems provide an opportunity to collect and store rainwater for irrigation, livestock, firefighting, indoor potable and nonpotable uses,” said Dotty Woodson, AgriLife Extension water resources specialist, Dallas, who will be teaching the workshop.

Tyson Broad, Upper Llano River watershed coordinator, said the program is an education and outreach component of the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan.

“The North and South Llano Rivers are currently healthy water bodies, due in part to sustained flows that maintain water quality and ecological benefits,” he said.

According to Broad, the watershed protection plan identified water conservation as an important component to protecting water quality and quantity in the watershed.

Woodson said participants will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits and how to build an effective rainwater harvesting system.

The workshop is free; however, participants are requested to register.

This workshop is being hosted through the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan Implementation project and is funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through a Clean Water Act grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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