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NMSU Offers Urban In-Home Water Conservation Symposium Via Statewide Webcast

LAS CRUCES - New Mexicans can learn home water conservation strategies and ways to save on their water bills at an online in-home water conservation symposium hosted by New Mexico State University's Family and Consumer Sciences department. The symposium will be webcast Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. to Extension offices statewide.

David O'Brien, symposium coordinator, said presentations will cover American household water use, practices to reduce in-home water consumption and the consequences of poor water conservation, such as economic and regulatory options for enforcing water conservation.

Speakers at the event will include Alice Darilek of the state engineer's water use and conservation bureau; Jean Witherspoon, water conservation officer for the city of Albuquerque; and Frank Ward, professor of agricultural economics at NMSU.

"We seem to be in the beginning stages of a new drought cycle in New Mexico, so it is particularly appropriate to address water-saving measures like ultra-low flow showerheads and toilets now," O'Brien said. The forum will also teach ways that people can save on their water bills.

For more information on viewing the symposium, contact your county Extension office. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the symposium, please contact the Extension office in advance.