Water Conservation News

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Classes on Rain Barrels, Fall Gardening Enrolling Now


Before you plant your fall garden, take advantage of informative classes facilitated by City of Allen Water Conservation.

On Sep. 9, Patrick Dickinson from Texas A&M Agrilife will teach participants how to construct their own 55-gallon rain barrels. Residents will learn the basics of rainwater harvesting, including how to collect and store rainwater at home. The $50 fee covers all supplies for constructing your own rain barrel. Register now.

If you're planning a fall vegetable garden, the Sep. 23 class is the perfect primer. Participants will learn proper soil preparation, garden design, disease and insect identification, and the proper time to germinate vegetable seeds and when to transplant vegetables into your garden for the season. Join speaker Daniel Cunningham from Texas A&M Agrilife for this free class! Register now.

All classes are held from 6-8 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation Community Room (301 Century Parkway). Registration is requiredRead on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Know When to Water? Find Out Now!


Even though Allen is no longer in a drought, you can conserve natural resources by limiting watering to twice per week. Residents may use sprinklers up to twice per week on assigned watering days, in accordance with the Water Conservation and Water Resource Management Plan. Daytime watering (between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.) is prohibited until Oct. 31. Residents should consult Allen's watering schedule map to determine their primary and optional watering daysRead on...

View Allen's watering schedule map.