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WRWA Hosts Brattleboro Water Conservation Workshop    
Thursday, February 28 2008 @ 02:14 PM GMT+4
Contributed by: SeVWA

NatureThe West River Watershed Alliance is hosting a workshop in Brattleboro on March 12th, 6:30 pm at the Brattleboro Savings & Loan Community Room. This workshop will focus on specific techniques for conserving water (and saving money) in yards and gardens. Topics will include: installation of rainwater - catchment systems, landscaping with native plants, drip irrigation and other tips and tricks.

 

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    WRWA Hosts Brattleboro Water Conservation Workshop
    Authored by: Tad Montgomery on Thursday, February 28 2008 @ 03:42 PM GMT+4
    Could someone explain why the WRWA is working on water conservation?
    It's an important issue, especially in the global context, but what's the
    driving force here locally with regard to the watershed?
    Thanks.

    WRWA Hosts Brattleboro Water Conservation Workshop
    Authored by: SeVWA on Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 06:30 PM GMT+4
    Thanks so much for the question - it's a good one. As the West River Watershed Alliance's mission is to "help protect, enhance and raise awareness of the environmental, cultural and economic health of the water, land and communities of the West River Watershed" - water conservation is at the top of the list for ways we can all participate in HELPing steams and rivers stay healthy. According the website for Brattleboro Water Department,

    "Pleasant Valley Water Plant supplies an average of about 1,500,000 gallons per day of quality water to the Town of Brattleboro. Water is taken from Pleasant Valley Reservoir, a surface water supply.

    During periods of drought and high water usage, this system can reach its capacity. Brattleboro has a back up system of wells located on Route 30 north of the Retreat."

    Essentially, the water crisis is hitting all parts of the country and world due to climate change, deforestation and a number of other ecological crises - the more we can all do to help out - the smaller the problem becomes!