Installing a rain barrel is an easy way to protect our environment and save money! A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains or streams. Installing a rain barrel will minimize runoff pollutants into our waterways, conserve treated drinking water, and reduce demand on the wastewater treatment system. Using a rain barrel not only helps protect the environment, it save money and energy.
The water from your barrel can be used for watering gardens and lawns, topping off swimming pools, washing cars, and more. Come build a rain barrel and leave with a 55 gallon barrel for your home.
This is a collaborative event with Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart William Smith Colleges, Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County.
Registration by April 11, 2019.
To register, contact Ontario County Soil and Water District, 585-396-1450.
Fee: $20.00 per barrel or you can take home a pre-built barrel for $40.00.
Ontario County Soil and Water District
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424-4424