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TecH2O offers rainwater harvesting workshop for urban landscape
Free event offers to educate sound harvesting tips

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Contact: Luis Carlos Lopez
915-594-5510 (office), 915-319-3284, e-mail:

Date: June 14, 2016

EL PASO The borderland is surrounded by desert, and while it's good to be conscientious about conserving water, doing so doesn't mean your home can't look ravishing. To help El Pasoans make the most out of the region's annual rainfall, EPWU is hosting a FREE event on rainwater harvesting.

WHAT: Workshop on rainwater harvesting for urban landscapes
WHO: Biologist Michael Gaglio
WHEN: Saturday, June 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center located at 10751 Montana Avenue

The workshop will feature techniques and rain harvesting principles that can be adopted at home and help a garden thrive in the Chihuahua Desert.

"El Paso gets 8 to 10 inches of rain a year, this is a great way to learn about how to make the most of it," said Gaglio, who is also the managing member of High Desert Plants Inc. "Xeriscaping doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful desert garden at your home."

For more information call the TecH2O Center at 621-2000 or visit

With oversight by the Public Service Board, El Paso Water provides water, wastewater, reclamation and stormwater management services. The utility serves approximately 800,000 people in the El Paso region. El Paso Water is recognized as a national leader for its innovative water supply strategy that includes water reuse, inland desalination and conservation.