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Citizens will have the opportunity to get their hands on the newest irrigation technology during the Williamson County Residential Irrigation Workshop. The workshop will be a come and go event beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Williamson County campus and ending at 12 noon. The campus is located at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown.

Demonstrations will give homeowners insights on how their sprinkler system works; how to recognize water pressure issues; how to set controllers for water efficiency; how to diagnose problems and make simple repairs plus how to do simple drip conversions.

The presenters will include professionals from Ewing Irrigation, Rain Bird Irrigation, Texas Land & Water Designs, City of Round Rock, City of Georgetown and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Williamson County Master Gardeners are coordinating the event to help citizens understand that landscape irrigation accounts for up to 70 percent of residential water usage in the summer months– with most homeowners overwatering landscapes, sometimes to the detriment of their landscape.

As water availability continues to be a growing concern in Central Texas, citizens need to understand how to conserve more water while still maintaining a beautiful landscape.

For more information contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County at 512.943.3300.

 

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