LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) - Some of the many tricks to conserving water in and around urbanhomes will be featured in an April 30 workshop in Los Lunas.
“Because we live in a semi-arid desert, we all need toconserve water whenever possible,” said Kyle Tator, ValenciaCounty agriculture agent. “We want to raise the awareness ofpeople living on metered water systems of ways they can helpconserve water and in turn help decrease their waterbill.”
New Mexico State University’s Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service is presenting a free workshop from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 30,at the Extension office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas, to sharewater-saving tricks.
Anne-Marie Wilson, Valencia County Extension home economicsagent, will present ways to save water in the home, while CurtisSmith, NMSU Extension urban horticulturalist, and Tator willdemonstrate ways to harvest rain water and use the traditional ollaunderground irrigation system. Smith will also discuss theprinciples of xeriscape landscaping.
All participants of the event, which is co-sponsored by the Rio Grande Basin Initiative , will receive a free home water conservation kit and will beentered for a chance to win a water conservation door prize. Spacefor the workshop is limited. To reserve call the Valencia CountyExtension office at (505) 565-3002.
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