Texas Farm Bureau Stresses Importance of Water Conservation
Water conservation is an issue people must deal with all over the nation, especially in areas that are constantly dealing with droughts. Texas Farm Bureau Public Relations Director Gene Hall reminds Texans of the importance of water conservation in a recent blog post.
Hall writes about the need for water conservation as the population of the state continues to grow, exclaiming that “our current rate of water usage cannot deal with” the increase in population. Texas is no stranger to drought conditions either. While rainfall this year was better than previous years, it is important to do what you can to conserve water.
Texas Farm Bureau is gearing up for a new Texas legislative session that will tackle water issues, including conservation. Hall tells readers what many farmers are doing to conserve water including the development of low pressure delivery systems in irrigation that minimize the opportunity for evaporation. Conservation tillage is also being used much more widely among farmers. With reduced tillage, the water that is already trapped below the surface of the soil does not evaporate as easily.
Hall also offers suggestions for water conservation tactics homeowners in Texas can implement. One such suggestion is xeriscaping your lawn. He explains, “This is a combination of low water use turf grass, native plants adapted to the drier parts of Texas and even rock and gravel.” Texans should also fix leaky faucets as soon as possible to conserve water, consider putting water savers on showers and even think about replacing toilets to new water saving models.
To learn more about Texas water conservation and what you can do to help, read the rest of Hall’s blog at http://www.txfb.org/TxAgTalks.
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