Rainwater harvesting program slated for April 14 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners will present a Rainwater Collection program from 10 a.m. to noon on April 14 in Austin.

The program will be at the AgriLife Extension office, 1600-B Smith Road.

Rainwater harvesting can reduce flooding, erosion and contamination of surface water. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

A rainwater harvesting program will be held April 14 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Travis County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“Attendees will see how they can use a home rainwater collection system to help their landscape, trees and lawn survive Central Texas’ drought conditions,” said Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture, Travis County.
“Master Gardener Ed Parken will discuss ways to collect rain, how to use it and ways to add art to a tank.”

Richards said program instruction also will include a tutorial on PVC pipe construction as well as a tour of the rainwater collection system at the AgriLife Extension office demonstration garden.

The cost is $10 per person by April 4 and $15 thereafter. No cash will be accepted; payment can be made by check or credit card only.

Richards said space is limited, so attendees should register early to reserve a seat. To register, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty or call 979-845-2604.

For more information, contact Sue Carrasco at 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu.

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