Right in the middle of “Rainwater Harvesting Awareness Week,” we will be celebrating “Lindy Harris Day.”
Lindy worked for the South Plains Underground Water Conservation District for over 27 years. What started as a possible “five-year plan” for Lindy turned into a career. Lindy worked as the Manager of the SPUWCD.
Lindy saw many changes in her career with the Water District. “I have seen years of rainfall, and plenty of years of drought. We were so dry in 2020, and that was after a dry 2019. This is why we have to be so serious about water conservation.”
One of the programs of which Lindy is the proudest is the Rain Water Harvesting Program. The district sponsors Harvesting Workshops every year as a part of Rainwater Harvesting Awareness Week. “We have taught this class for may years and have tried so hard to teach people how important rainwater harvesting is,” stated Lindy.
Another project of which Lindy is so proud is the Xeriscape Garden at the Water District office. “This has been a good teaching tool for us to show what plants can grow in these drier areas, such as Terry County. This garden is watered primarily with rainwater harvested through our system,” stated Lindy.
Lindy may be retired, but she is far from being done with the Water District. She is still very serious about water conservation and is happy to help out at events, such as the Rainwater Harvesting Awareness Week.
So, Thursday is Lindy’s day! When you see her, tell her thanks for all she has done to save our life giving natural resource.