AgriLife Today

Expert: ‘Find’ more water through landscaping techniques

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – Drought is a given, and water from traditional sources will be limited in the future, but homeowners and businesses can “find” more water through conservation, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research environmental horticulturist.

The 90.3 square miles within the city limits of Amarillo annually gets an average of twice as much water in rainfall as is demanded by residents for both indoor and outdoor use, said Daniel Cunningham, with Texas A&M AgriLife’s urban water program, Water University, in Dallas.

“Can we capture all that water? Certainly not,” he said. “But it’s something to think about. If we are getting twice as much as we need, it does make you wonder how much more you can capture on your property to use as an alternative water source.”

Read more at https://today.agrilife.org/2018/03/02/expert-find-water-landscaping-techniques/

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