AgriLife Extension slates Water Expo Aug. 16 in Wolfforth

 

 

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1680, Vikram.baliga@ag.tamu.edu

 

WOLFFORTH – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct Water Expo 2014 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16 in collaboration with the City of  Wolfforth.

The event will take place at the Lubbock Indoor Courts, 7806 County Road 7050, in Wolfforth, just Southwest of Lubbock on State Highway 82.

The program is open to the public and will feature a number of clinics on various water conservation aspects in and around the home, said Vikram Baliga, AgriLife Extension horticulturist in Lubbock County.

“Individual admission will be two cans of food for the South Plains Food Bank, one of our sponsors,” Baliga said.

Other sponsors include the City of Wolfforth, the High Plains Water District, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, the American Bank of Commerce, Home Depot, Tornado Gallery, Science Spectrum, and many more. Additionally, a number of local businesses will be taking part in the expo.  The trade show portion of the expo will feature vendors and exhibitors from many water-related industries.

Clinic topics will include wise turf choices, water-wise plants, trees for West Texas, irrigation efficiency, native plant choices, xeriscaping, rainwater harvesting, gray-water application and kids’ hands-on projects. Participants will also have time to visit the on-site commercial booths.

“We’re really looking forward to this event,” Baliga said. “We want to bring more regional attention not only to the issues surrounding the drought and aquifer level concerns but also to the easy practices homeowners can adopt, which will help the average family make a big difference in their household water consumption.

“Though we are conducting this in Lubbock County, we urge anyone and everyone to attend, as much of the information is applicable across Texas. Water conservation is a statewide concern,and we should all be working together to persevere and conserve our water resources, and this expo is a good place to start learning how.”

For more information, contact Baliga at 806-775-1680.

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