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CLWSC Hosts Outdoor Water Conservation Event

Learn how to plant perennials and shrubs that need less water at Canyon Lake Water Service Company's Nov. 16-17 water conservation event at Spring Creek Gardens.

Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) hosts its first outdoor water conservation event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at Spring Creek Gardens (SCG), 11355 Hwy. 281, Spring Branch.

At various education stations, attendees can learn about selecting native or drought-tolerant plants for landscaping, using irrigation controllers and making the most of  irrigation systems, and planting trees.

CLWSC staff also will answer questions about drinking water.

Also included in CLWSC’s two-day educational program are family friendly activities, games and crafts, prize drawings for gift cards, landscape design consultations, live music, and snacks for purchase at on-site food trucks.

“Canyon Lake Water Service Company is excited to hold this event, working in conjunction with the expertise and support of staff at Spring Creek Gardens,” said CLWSC Conservation Coordinator Chelsea Hawkins.

“CLWSC is working to increase conservation education and outreach on the topic of outdoor water use. We hope customers come away from this event inspired to make landscape changes that include using beautiful, conservation friendly plant materials.”

SCG co-owner Emily Hunter said her business promotes outdoor landscapes that require less maintenance, and are more wildlife friendly.

“We want our customers to feel good about successfully creating outdoor areas that are minimizing the impact on our water supply. Teaming up with CLWSC is a great opportunity to get our community together and help each other understand our common goals for the future of water sources in this area.”

CLWSC operates seven distinct water systems covering just over 250 square miles in the Texas Hill Country. Water supply comes primarily from Canyon Lake via three surface water treatment plants, as well as groundwater from wells located throughout the service area, and some purchased water in select parts of the service area. CLWSC maintains more than 635 miles of distribution main, and currently employs a staff of 63.

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