In 1970, 20 million people mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. Earth Day has since become the largest secular observance in the world. Since Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we offer these 20 creative and innovative ways to do your part. Continue reading 20 ways to celebrate the 50th Earth Day
If you’re among the more than 500 College Station residents who’ve signed up to receive irrigation notices from Brazos Valley WaterSmart, you’ve seen the impact of the innovative program on your water bill. It’s not surprising that others across the state have noticed our miracle on the Brazos. Last week, Brazos Valley WaterSmart received the prestigious Blue Legacy Award from the Texas Water Development Board as part of “Texas Water Day at the Capitol” in Austin. Continue reading State honors BV WaterSmart for conservation impact
If learning how to program your sprinkler controller, spot irrigation leaks, and cut your water bills rank high (or at least somewhere) among your summer goals, you’ll want to attend one of College Station Water Services’ free summer workshops. The first one is Saturday, followed by additional sessions on July 21 and August 4. Each workshop is from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the College Station Utilities Meeting and Training Facility at 1603 Graham Rd. Continue reading Summer workshops are the key to smart yard irrigation
Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Oct. 12. The meetings can be watched live on Suddenlink Channels 19 and 119 (HD), or online at cstx.gov/cstv19. The workshop will start about 6 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7. Continue reading Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Oct. 12)
If learning to program your sprinkler controller, spot irrigation leaks, and trim your water bills rank high among your summer goals, you’ll want to attend one of three free workshops hosted by College Station Water Services as part of Smart Irrigation Month. Each participating household will receive a rain gauge, soil moisture meter, and $25 gift card to a home improvement store to get you on the way to saving water. The first seminar is Saturday! Continue reading Six terrific reasons to attend a free sprinkler workshop
By Jennifer Nations, Water Resource Coordinator
Have you ever wondered when you should water and for how long? Just how much water does your lawn really need, anyway?
Not long ago, answers to those questions were just guesswork.
Thanks to the innovative new Brazos Valley Water Smart website, those days are gone for good. Now you can receive free weekly email alerts to help you decide whether your lawn needs water that week or not – and that means a healthier lawn and a leaner water bill.
Based on weather stations and rainfall data collected across Brazos County, the weekly recommendations are tailored specifically to your neighborhood, which helps you know when to water and when to turn your irrigation controller off.