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    • Capping of Water Wells for Future Use 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin (2007-09-04)
      Water wells that are not being used, but that might be needed in the future, can be sealed with a cap that covers the top of the well casing pipe to prevent unauthorized access and contamination of the well. This publication ...
    • Land Application of Organic Fertilizers or Amendments 

      Harmel, Daren; Mechell, Justin; Lesikar, Bruce J. (2007-12-13)
      Applying organic materials to your land can add beneficial nutrients to the soil. But when too much is applied, or when it is applied incorrectly, organic material can cause environmental problems. This publication will ...
    • Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Graywater Use and Water Quality 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel (2008-08-28)
      Like paper and plastic, some water can be recycled. This "graywater," which can be water from bathtubs and showers, clothes washing machines and some sinks, can then be used in landscapes. 1 graphic, 2 page
    • Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel (2008-10-23)
      People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system ...
    • Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Understanding and Maintaining your Septic System 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel (2008-10-23)
      It is important that homeowners maintain their septic systems properly. Otherwise, problems that develop could threaten human health and the environment. In this publication you will learn how to maintain all the components ...
    • Pet Waste Management 

      Mechell, Justin; Lesikar, Bruce J. (2008-08-28)
      About 1 million pounds of dog waste is deposited daily in North Texas alone. That's why proper disposal of pet waste can make a big difference in the environment. 5 photos, 2 pages
    • Provide Assistance to Improve Water Quality in Hood County 

      Lesikar, Bruce; Mechell, Justin; Clayton, Brent; Gerlich, Ryan (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2010-09)
      The overall goal for this project was to provide a mechanism to educate local stakeholders about water quality issues that affect Lake Granbury. This project provided an assessment of existing and potential water quality ...
    • Provide Assistance to Improve Water Quality in Hood County Final Report 

      Lesikar, Bruce; Mechell, Justin; Clayton, Brent; Gerlich, Ryan; Kalisek, Danielle; Harris, B.L. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2011-09)
    • Rainwater Harvesting: Landscape Methods 

      Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel (2008-05-30)
      With the state's growing population and limited supply of groundwater and surface water, Texans must use water wisely. Rainwater harvesting is an approach that anyone can use to capture rainfall. This publication explains ...
    • Rainwater Harvesting: Raingardens 

      Mechell, Justin; Lesikar, Bruce J. (2008-08-11)
      A raingarden is in artifical depression in the landscape that collects and stores rainfall runoff until it can infiltrate the soil. Raingardens help conserve water and protect it from surface pollution. In this publication ...
    • Rainwater Harvesting: Soil Storage and Infiltration System 

      Mechell, Justin; Lesikar, Bruce J. (2008-08-11)
      A soil storage and infiltration system collects rainfall runoff from the roofs of buildings and directs it underground where it infiltrates the soil. Such a system conserves water and protects it from surface pollution. ...