The following is a news release from HPWD:
High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) will host its annual rainwater harvesting workshops in April and May.
The free workshops will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at these locations:
▪ April 11 – Mallet Event Center & Arena, 2320 U.S. Highway 385, Levelland.
▪ April 25 – Palo Duro Room, Cole Community Center, 300 N.16th Street, Canyon.
▪ May 2 – HPWD office, 2930 Avenue Q, Lubbock.
“As heavier downpours and longer periods between rainfall events become more frequent, we want to share information with the public about larger capacity rainwater catchment systems. This workshop is a great opportunity to hear from those who have hands-on experience with rainwater harvesting,” said Katherine Drury, HPWD Education and Outreach Coordinator.
Drawings for 25 Ivy rainwater harvesting barrels will be held at each workshop. The barrels hold 50 gallons of harvested rainwater.
Persons should register at rsvp.hpwd.org or call the HPWD office at (806) 762-0181.
This is the sixth year that HPWD has hosted the workshops.
Created in 1951 by local residents and the Texas Legislature, the High Plains Water District works to conserve, preserve, protect, and prevent the waste of underground water within its 16-county service area. HPWD is the first groundwater conservation district created in Texas.
Be sure to “like” the High Plains Water District Facebook page to receive updates on district activities or follow us on Twitter at @HPUWCD. Visit our website at www.hpwd.org.
(News release from the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1)