July and August trainings designed for professional irrigators
Fri, 2014-07-18 05:00 News Staff
By ROBERT BURNS
Currently, 785 public water systems in Texas have mandatory water-use restrictions in place with an additional 387 utilities following voluntary restrictions, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. “That is 25 percent of the state’s water systems with restrictions,” said Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist, College Station. “Many people and municipalities are looking for ways to conserve water, particularly irrigation professionals seeking ways to make the best use of irrigation water for public parks, sports fields, landscapes and golf courses,” Swanson said. To bring professionals up to date on the latest methods to make best use of their resources, four trainings will be conducted in July and August by Swanson and Dr. Guy Fipps, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineer, College Station.
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