Rain Barrel Workshop
5/15/2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rain barrels are an economical and practical way for homeowners to conserve water and save money. In addition, they reduce runoff, as the water is collected before it picks up sediment and contaminants that pollute streams and rivers. Area creeks, streams and rivers drain to the Potomac River, and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay.
During April & May 2012, the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC), will be offering four rain barrel workshops for Leesburg residents. Residents can choose to make a rain barrel to take home or to purchase a pre-made barrel. Each workshop will last approximately one hour.
The rain barrel kits to make on-site are $50 each; the pre-made barrels are $65 each, plus tax. The Leesburg EAC is offering a $25 discount on the purchase of a rain barrel to each Leesburg household as an incentive to promote water conservation. Discounts are limited to two per household.
Participants are reminded to dress appropriately if they will be constructing their own barrels. A registration form can be downloaded from the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District website at www.loudounsoilandwater.org. For more information, please call Suzanne Brown, Education Outreach Specialist for the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, at 571-918-4530, ext 105.