Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Martin County Health Fair

The Martin County Health and Safety Fair was held April 23rd at the Martin County Community Center in Stanton, Texas. The Health Fair was a joint project of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Martin County Hospital and the Martin County Family and Consumer Science Committee.

There were over 300 in attendance, where a variety of services were available to residents of Martin and Howard County.

The Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District (PBUWCD) sponsored an exhibit. The display showed visitors the basic steps that the PBUWCD takes to perform water samples and the reasons why it is important to do so.

The booth also highlighted the various contaminates found in drinking water, and gave a brief explanation of each. The display showed visitors examples of how to save water in and around their home. Gift bags, with water saving activities, were available to the children who attended the fair.

For more information on the exhibit or about water sampling, contact the PBUWCD at 432-756-2136 or visit their website at http://www.pbuwcd.com/.

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