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Experts teach residents how to conserve water

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With most of the panhandle area still under extreme drought conditions... Experts offer advice on water conservation.

Industry experts from the City of Scottsbluff, Nebraska National Forest Service, and the UNL Extension Center were all on hand for today's 'Water-wise' workshop.

They all say there are numerous ways to conserve water, including:

Which trees and plants are used in home landscaping, how to manage irrigation, and how to capture and best use rainwater.

Storm Water Specialist Annie Folck says a little education can go a long way to preserve such a precious natural resource.

"There's a lot of different things that people can do that they may not realize that will have no noticeable impact on how their lawn looks," says Folck. "They'll still have a great looking lawn and landscape, but they'll be using a lot less water, which will help them financially, and will also be good for the city water system as well.

Plants from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum were given out as door prizes during today's workshop so participants can start practicing what they learned.

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