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Educational Classes

Education and outreach is a key component of Upper Trinity’s Water Conservation and Watershed Protection programs. Upper Trinity provides educational resources in a variety of formats, such as virtual and in-person classes (Water Talks) and how-to videos.

Join us during these events to increase your knowledge of irrigation, landscaping and watershed protection to help save water, money, and protect water quality. Below is a listing of past and upcoming educational opportunities that residents are encouraged to take part in.

Upcoming Events

Water Talk: Get to Know Your New Outdoor Watering Schedule

May 8, 2024 at 12 pm, Microsoft Teams

Mandatory and permanent year-round watering schedule that limits outdoor watering to no more than two days per week are now in place. Upper Trinity will share tips and programs available to help you water your yard better on these two days and discuss why two days is better for the lawn!


Water Talk: How to Program Your Sprinkler Controller to Save Water

June 12, 2024 at 12 pm, Microsoft Teams

Deep and infrequent watering is the name of the game to establish a deep plant root structure capable of weathering our long hot -and often dry summers. Using a cycle and soak watering strategy is the best way to achieve deep roots. We will go over how to program a basic irrigation controller for cycle and soak watering and how to get the most out of local watering recommendations.


Water Talk: Drip Irrigation Scheduling and Quick Fixes

July 10, 2024 at 12 pm, Microsoft Teams

Make every drop count! Drip irrigation is an extremely effective way to water plants by delivering water slowly and directly to the soil for plants to use. We’ll discuss drip irrigation systems basics as well as how long to water with a drip system and tips on quick fixes to keep your drip system working properly.


Past Events

Smart Irrigation

Water Talk: How to Check Your Sprinklers and Easy DIY Repairs

Water Talk: How to Thrive During Watering Restrictions

Water Talk: Smart Irrigation Technology

Water Talk: Drip Irrigation

Water Talk: Program Your Controller to Save Water

Lawn Care

March 1, 2023 – Water Talk: Lawn Care Basics (Dr. Becky Bowling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)

This program focuses on managing landscapes with the big picture in mind. Attendees are encouraged to think about how practices such as watering, fertilization, and pesticide applications can affect water and the environment in their local communities and beyond. Leave empowered to make a difference with your own little piece of Texas.

November 8, 2023 – Water Talk: Winter is Coming – Are Your Sprinklers Ready? (Blake Alldredge, UTRWD)

UTRWD provided tips on how to prepare your sprinklers and home for the winter, including turning off sprinklers until the spring and insulating outdoor faucets and sprinkler components. UTRWD also discussed ways to save water indoors and protect your plumbing during the holidays.

Native Plants

Water Talk: Encouraging Native Plants in HOA Landscapes

Getting Started with Native Plants

Water Talk: Pollinator Gardening from the Ground Up

Soil and Plant Care

Water Talk: Compost, Soil & Mulch

Water Talk: Pruning for Success

Soil Preparation and How to Plant a Plant