Waco Water Usage Program – 11/15.

The Future of Efficient Water Use in
Waco and the Surrounding Area

Forecasters predict that the drought we are suffering is likely to continue into 2012. Municipalities and
water districts are having to make difficult decisions regarding who gets water and how much should be
allocated. Water for crop, turfgrass and landscape irrigation will almost certainly be among the first areas
to be considered for reductions.
This meeting is to discuss how best to deal with the issue and to examine irrigation practices to help conserve
water for our community in the most responsible manner possible.
If you use water for the irrigation of plants this is a meeting you should attend.

Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • How Bad Was The Past Summer—And What Does The Future Look Like – Mr. Conley Isom, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, KXXV Television
  • Turfgrass Water Use and Drought Tolerance.  Learn how grasses vary in response to drought and irrigation amounts needed for turf to persist in drought.— Dr. David Chalmers — Professor and State Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
  • Using the TexasET Network as a Water Conservation Tool – The TexasET Network offers Irrigators, City Water Conservation Programs and Landscape managers real time evapotranspiration data for sites across Texas to calculate plant water needs. Users and access calculators to determine irrigation system runtimes or sign up for weekly irrigation recommendations. – Charles Swanson, M.Agr. Extension Program Specialist – Landscape Irrigation Texas Agrilife Extension Service
  • Rainwater Harvesting Supply (rainfall), the demand (water needed by plants), and a system for collecting water and moving it to plants. Barry Vokes & Louie McDaniel, McLennan County Master Gardeners

South Waco Community Center
2815 Speight, Waco, Texas
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
10:00 AM to Noon

Admission is free

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