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Capture Rain for Yourself, Conserve Water and Reduce Runoff. PRWC Rain Barrel Workshop - April 30

As part of the Woodbury Earth Day Festival at Hollow Park on Saturday, April 30, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC) will host a Rain Barrel educational workshop. Learn the benefits of installing a rain barrel to capture rain for yourself, conserve water and reduce runoff. In a one-inch rainstorm, a shed measuring 10 feet by 10 feet would more than fill a 55-gallon rain barrel. If you capture that water and save it for later use, that will add up to a lot less runoff over the course of the year and a big savings on your water bill or less burden on your private well. Rain Barrels can be used for watering a garden or houseplants, washing a car, and much more. Create your very own rain barrel at the PRWC Rain Barrel Workshop. Each registration includes: (1) Rain Recycle Diverter Kit; (1) 55 Gallon Barrel; Space for up to 4 attendees in your party. Instructions, User-Guide, and Riversmart Materials. ​$40 per Rain Barrel. For Earth Day Workshop participants only. Supplies limited. Participants must be prepared to bring their rain barrel home with them. Pre-registration and payment is required. Please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled workshop time. All tools and materials will be provided.

The 55-gallon syrup drums for conversion into rain barrels were donated by the Coca-Cola Company as part of their goal to return to nature and communities an amount of water equivalent to what is used to produce their products. Dimensions of the drums are 26” diameter across end, 39”long and 72” circumference.

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