Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District
Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain Barrel Workshop

Thursday, May 14, 2015  6:00-8:00 p.m.

~Limited to the first 15 paid participants
~Registration due by May 1

Registration Form Available Here

Did you know that one inch of rain running off an average 1500 sq. ft. house equals 935 gallons of water filling 13 bathtubs? Would you like to spend a Sunday afternoon attending a workshop in beautiful Roscoe Village and take home a 60 gallon rain barrel ready to be connected to your down spout?

If you answered yes, mark your calendar for Thursday, May 14, from 6-8 p.m. and plan to attend the Rain Barrel workshop. You will leave this workshop with a completely "plumbed" rain barrel, and information on use, care, and maintenance of your barrel.

A rain barrel is used to catch water flowing from your rooftop into your gutters. Rain barrels reduce the amount of storm water runoff by collecting runoff and storing the water for future use. The rain barrel should be placed near your roof downspout outlet; connected to the downspout by a section of elbow pipe. Runoff is diverted into the rain barrel via the down spout.

Rain barrels provide a cost effective alternative to using tap water to water yards and gardens. They also help reduce water demand during the summer months and can be used at all types of sites from residential to commercial. Rain barrels are inexpensive to install and maintain and provide a source of fresh rainwater for your plants.

Cost for this workshop is $65 and class size is limited to 15. The Rain Barrel Workshop is a collaborative effort of the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU Extension Coshocton County, and Roscoe Village Landscape Department.

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