New Waves September 2009

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Rainwater harvesting workshops to be offered in San Antonio

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and The Antique Rose Emporium will co-sponsor rainwater harvesting workshops in San Antonio on Oct. 26 and 27, at The Antique Rose Emporium, 7561 East Evans Rd.

The Oct. 26 workshop, which runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m., will focus on rainwater collection for the home. The Oct. 27 workshop, which will take place from 9:30 a.m.-noon, will focus on rainwater collection for use on landscapes and for wildlife.

“The first workshop will show homeowners different types of rainwater systems for capturing water and using it for potable and non-potable purposes in the home,” said Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent for natural resources in Bexar County. “The second will show how to collect and store rainwater to irrigate trees, lawns, gardens and landscapes, and to provide drinking water for wildlife.”

The cost for each workshop is $5. Participants are requested to RSVP by Oct. 23 to Annette Pawelek at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County at 210.467.6575.

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