Friday, July 11, 2008

Rain Barrel Workshops

You may ask...what is a rain barrel and why do I need one? According to the Arlington County Website, "Rain barrels are containers that are connected to your downspouts to capture runoff from the roof. Rain barrels come in various sizes, ranging from 30 gallons to 100 gallons, and can be made of plastic or wood. You can also use a larger container to capture rainwater, such as a cistern."

Maybe this would help with the rising cost of water? Maybe all the new plantings could be watered with rain barrel water? Any way...I thought this was kind of a cool thing and neat it is right around the corner at Walter Reed Community Center. There are other dates in other locations...just go to the website listed can also go to that link to sign up for the workshops.

Saturday, July 26th 11:00 a.m. Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street S., Arlington, VA 22204. Make-your-own-rain barrel workshop.

Saturday, July 26th 1:00 p.m. Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street S., Arlington, VA 22204. Make-your-own-rain barrel workshop.


Elegant rain barrels said...

Be sure to find rain barrels which offer mesh mosquito guards, and also look for barrels which have overflow valves-allowing the excess water to flow out of the rain barrels and away from your foundation. Hooking a drip hose to this valve is a great way to give your garden or flower bed a constant source of moisture.

Anonymous said...

If water costs $.0033 per gallon, and the rain barrel $60 for 100 gallons, wouldn't you have to fill it by rain water 181 times to make it cost effective?

You should put a tomato plant in the space instead.

Anonymous said... offers downspout filters and downspout diverters. Great looking rain barrel from Elegant Rain Barrel but the overflow port is too small for the heavy rains we get - that thing would just overflow right in place and that would be a real no-no!

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