New Waves October 2010

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Houston rainwater harvesting training on Nov. 18

Houston rainwater harvesting training on Nov. 18 Although one might think a rain-drenched area such as Houston would not need rainwater harvesting, the practice is actually a good fit for wet areas as well as dry, according to Justin Mechell, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service water resources specialist.

"There's quite a bit of interest in rainwater harvesting in Harris County," Mechell said. To respond to that growing interest, AgriLife Extension will offer a one-day training on collecting and using rainwater on Nov. 18 at the AgriLife Extension office in Harris County, located at 3033 Bear Creek Drive, Houston.

The training is designed primarily for professional landscapers, but the public is welcome, Mechell said. Pre-registration for the course is $125; same-day registration will be $150. Registration includes lunch and a manual with more than 200 pages written by AgriLife Extension engineers and rainwater harvesting experts. Registration is available online or by calling 979.845.2604. For more information, contact Mechell at 979.845.1395 or JKMechell@ag.tamu.edu.

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