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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Irrigating Lawns and Urban Water Conservation

blades of grass with water droplets


Thursday April 8, 2021

With a focus on urban irrigation and water conservation, presenters discussed the critical components necessary to achieve the goals of irrigation efficiency and uniformity. Speakers also shared an overview of current water conservation efforts in the City of Hays, including landscape irrigation and “WaterSmart” landscaping systems.

Helpful Links and Other Resources
Achieving Efficient Landscape/Turf Irrigation: Presentation Slides
Water Conservation: A Way of Life in the City of Hays, KS: Presentation Slides
Irrigation Association
How to Hire an Irrigation Contractor
WaterSmart Hays
"Guaranteeing the Water Supply of Hays, Kansas, Through Conservation, Reuse and New Supplies"
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Cathie Lavis, Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Kansas State University

Holly Dickman, Water Conservation Specialist, City of Hays


Stacie Minson, KCARE Watershed Specialist