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Weekend at the Reservoir: Build an Olla for Watering the Garden

July 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Brick Utilities) is pleased to announce a free workshop about Ollas on July 22, 2023 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.  This workshop is being offered as part of Brick Utilities’ Weekend at the Reservoir program.

Ollas are clay pots used as an inground watering technique that slowly release water directly to plant roots. They have been used for centuries throughout the world for irrigating crops, and serve as a simple and effective water conservation method for the garden. Ollas are more effective than surface watering and promote vigorous plant growth and health. They also aid in preventing weeds without using chemicals. Learn about this ancient watering practice so your garden beds and containers become “self-watering.” Workshop attendees will build an olla for a small garden area or planter (all materials provided free). The workshop is limited to 25 people, so register early.

Please contact Shari Kondrup via email at skondrup@brickmua.com or telephone at 732-701-4282 to register or obtain more information.

“Weekend at the Reservoir” is a free community education program offered by Brick Utilities. Brick Utilities’ educational programs focus on the importance of the Metedeconk River and the Barnegat Bay to the region, and how to conserve and protect these important water resources.

The Metedeconk River drains into the Barnegat Bay and encompasses ninety (90) square miles in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Starting at its headwaters in Freehold, Jackson and Millstone, the river flows eastward through Howell, Lakewood, Wall and Brick Townships before reaching Point Pleasant Borough and the Barnegat Bay.

The Metedeconk River is a critical water resource for the region. It serves as the primary water supply source for Brick Utilities, which provides drinking water to more than 100,000 area residents in Brick Township, Howell Township, Point Pleasant Borough and Point Pleasant Beach Borough. The river is a major source of freshwater to the Barnegat Bay, one of 28 Congressionally designated estuaries of national significance in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program.

To learn more about the Metedeconk River Watershed, please visit www.metedeconkriver.org.


July 22, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Brick Township Municipal Utility Authority
1551 Route 88 West
Brick, NJ 08724
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