Burnet County Extension has conservation info, rainwater barrel at farmers’ market

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE

BURNET — The Burnet County AgriLIFE Extension Office is holding a drawing for a rainwater conservation barrel Sept. 28.

The drawing is noon during the Burnet Farmers’ Market on the 200 block of Main Street.

Burnet County Extension Agents Wade Hibler and Linda Wells will man a booth at the market to provide information about water conservation.

“We will be there offering free information on rainwater harvesting, private water-well testing, landscape irrigation check-up and much more to help our citizens be more conservation-minded about our most precious resource: water,” Hibler said. “I have built a 55-gallon rain barrel that I will give away at noon for those who come by the water conservation booth and register,” he added.

The Extension Education Clubs will have information on water conservation practices for the home. There also will be information on vendors in the area that install rain gutters and storage tanks.

Rainwater harvesting has become a popular effort in Central Texas because of the drought and concerns over well-water levels.

The information booth will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m.