Water Talks Across The Devils River Basin
Everyone interested in water quality and conservation as well as the construction and maintenance of water wells and septic systems in the Devils River Basin is invited and encouraged to participate in one of the Water Talks Workshops to be held June 22–26, 2015.
The dates, times and locations for the workshops will be:
- June 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mitzi Hooker's Restaurant, near Lake Amistad’s Rough Canyon Recreational Area in Del Rio. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For directions, call 830.768.3616. Sampling containers should be obtained prior to the workshop from the AgriLife Extension office for Val Verde County, 300 E 17th St. in Del Rio.
- June 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Kitchen Table and Mercantile, 34971 State Highway 163, south of Juno. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For directions, call 432.292.4872. Sampling containers should be obtained prior to the workshop from the AgriLife Extension office for Crockett County, 1301 Avenue AA in Ozona.
- June 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sutton County Community Center, 1700 N. Crockett St. in Sonora. A catered lunch with donations requested will be available along with complimentary coffee and refreshments. For directions, call 325.387.3101. Sampling containers should be obtained prior to the workshop from the AgriLife Extension office for Sutton County, located at the same address.
- June 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at John Shanks Chapel in the Blue Sage West Community near Del Rio. This program is for Blue Sage landowners only. Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments. Sampling containers should be obtained prior to the workshop from the AgriLife Extension office for Edwards County, 400 Main St. in Rocksprings.
Space is limited, so attendees are requested to register at twon.tamu.edu/training or by calling 830-278-6810.
Participants may bring well-water samples to the workshop for screening. The cost is $10 per sample, due when samples are turned in. Well owners who would like to have their water sampled can pick up two sample containers and instructions from their respective AgriLife Extension office.
These workshops are made possible through collaboration among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Well Owner Network, Nueces River Authority, Devils River Conservancy and Devils River Association.
The Texas Well Owner Network is funded through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute.
Programs in the Devils River Basin are funded in part by the Dixon Water Foundation.