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Water Conservation for Austin Home Landscapes, Today and Tomorrow

June 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Water Conservation is Here to Stay

Austin Water has a wide range of programs to help residential customers save water, particularly in their outdoor landscapes. That’s a good thing because weather models forecast this summer to be extra hot and dry. This webinar will describe the various ways in which homeowners can save water this summer and tap into rebate programs.

Beyond this summer, Austin Water is undertaking a number of large projects which will help customers use water efficiently on our landscapes. One example is My ATX Water. It’s a program to install smart water meters throughout the city, allowing customers to access near-real-time water use information. Staff are also talking to customers and stakeholders regarding possible changes to new single-family residential landscapes and irrigation via the SpeakUp Austin! website.

The free virtual program will be presented on the Zoom format and interested parties can register now.

Click Here to Register Now, Live Program Has Limited Capacity

Due to technological constraints, the webinars have a limit of 100 attendees. However, an unlimited number of people can register to view the recorded webinars. Everyone who registers will be able to view the recording afterward.

You can submit questions during the webinar and get answers live as time allows. Afterward, questions that don’t make it to the webinar will receive emailed answers. Viewers of the recorded sessions can send their questions to the Travis County Master Gardener help desk: travismg@ag.tamu.edu.

About Kevin Kluge

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Kevin Kluge is the Water Conservation Manager at Austin Water. He oversees a range of water conservation programs, including: incentives, irrigation evaluations, commercial efficiency assessments, and water waste enforcement. Prior to his position with Austin Water, he spent 20 years with the Texas Water Development Board, culminating in the role of Director of Conservation and Innovative Water Technologies. Kevin holds a Master of Science in Natural Resource Utilization and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Another Webinar to Come

The Waterwise Strategies for Austin Gardens 2022 educational series concludes in August.  Permaculture Design With Water in Mind, presented by Travis County Master Gardener Reed Burnam, will be the final topic.

The AgriLife Extension horticulture program in Travis County provides free or low-cost public programs on gardening. Many of the programs offer continuing education units for those holding Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator licenses and Texas Nursery and Landscape Association membership. Contact Richards at drichards@ag.tamu.edu for more information on professional CEUs.

Additional Resources

Sign up for Travis County Horticulture Event Notifications

Monthly Gardening Calendar for the Austin Area

Save Water, Save Money Irrigation Rebates from Austin Water

Water Saving Tips from Austin Water

Austin Water Conservation Checklist

Water Use Calculator

Cycle and Soak Irrigation Runtime Calculator

Our Favorite Gardening Resources for Austin

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June 8, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County
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