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Capture rain May 20 in Watkinsville
University of Georgia

The Rain Harvesting Workshop and Accreditation Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville, Ga. The training is a part of the American Rain Catchment System Association’s professional accreditation program and is open to the public.

Participants will learn how to design rain harvest systems, which include downspouts, cisterns, rain barrels, water features, filters, pumps, pipes, water quality and irrigation options. The cost is $10 and covers lunch, breaks and print material.

“In order to improve water conservation in northeast Georgia, the University of Georgia and Texas A&M University have teamed up to offer this in-depth training to professionals and homeowners,” said Frank Henning, a UGA Cooperative Extension watershed agent. “Come join us to learn how to conserve water and save money on your water bill.”

For more information or to register, go to the Web site www.caes.uga.edu/unit/athens/events/events.html. Or, call (706) 542-0808.

(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.)

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