Water Conservation Series: Aquifers
An aquifer is a body of rock and/or sediment that holds groundwater. Groundwater is the word used to describe precipitation that has infiltrated the soil beyond the surface and collected in empty spaces underground. In this session we’ll discuss aquifer types, Comal County water table levels, the hill country’s two general types of aquifers: confined and unconfined, common misconceptions about aquifers, rates at which groundwater moves through an aquifer, aquifer depletion and replenishment rates, as well as the natural filtration process of the earth.
Water Conservation Series
This session is part of the Water Conservation Series. These workshops were developed in response to common questions and concerns about various topics related to water conservation, water quality, pollution increases, and ecological issues. The workshops provide a brief overview (with a chance for questions and answers) for Texas Hill Country residents to better understand where our water comes from and how to protect this important resource. The 10 sessions in this weekly series take place on Mondays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm beginning June 5th and ending August 7th. Feel free to bring your lunch while you learn of ways we all can protect our precious water sources!
Join us for all 10 session in this series or just the sessions that interest you!
- Session 1: June 5 - Aquifers
- Session 2: June 12 - Rain Harvesting
- Session 3: June 19 - Rain Barrels and Wicking Gardens
- Session 4: June 26 - Drip Irrigation
- Session 5: July 3 - Find and Fix Leaks at Home
- Session 6: July 10 - Landscape & Lawn Care in Our Semi-Arid Texas Hill Country
- Session 7: July 17 - Water Conserving Plants; Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds
- Session 8: July 24 - Xeriscape, Rain Gardens, & Prairie Ponds
- Session 9: July 31 - Composting
- Session 10: August 7 - Pruning for Winter and Frost Protection
About the Speaker
This session in the Water Conservation Series is presented by the following speaker:
Larry Sunn, EdD
Doctorate from BYU in Statistics & Research
Director, Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District
Director, Healthcare Innovation Sciences
A retired career Marine Captain, and a retired 25-year university professor of statistics and research from the University of Redlands, Dr. Larry Sunn consults free of charge, along with Dr. Steven Grainger, with area residents interested in rain harvesting systems. Dr. Sunn serves his community as a member of Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District’s Board of Directors, a Director on the Board of the HIS Centre, and he is President of the Bulverde Community Park Association. He and his wife of 60 years have lived on the west side of Bulverde for the past 23 years.
Learn more about Dr. Sunn's work here: www.rainbees.com
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