June 4, 5:30pm–7:30pmWhere
City of Clayton Maintenance Facility at the corner of Taywood Rd and Old Salem Rd.Map Unavailable What
What is a Rain Barrel, you ask? A Rain Barrel is a ‘rain collecting system,’ made up of a barrel that hooks into your existing downspouts and stores some of the rain water for you to use later, when you need it. The soft rain water is better for plants, and can also be used to wash cars and windows without fear of spotting! At the same time, you help the environment by keeping back some of the ‘extra’ water that overfills urban streams after a rain.
The City of Clayton and the Montgomery Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be hosting a Build Your Own Rain Barrel event on Tuesday, June 4 City of Clayton Maintenance Facility, located at the corner of Taywood Road and Old Salem Road, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Rain barrels are an easy way to save money while helping the environment. Participants can build a single, 55 gallon rain barrel for only $60 or a double barrel (110 gal) system for only $75. During the event, staff will help you to build your rain barrel system and explain how to get the best results. The rain barrels rely on gravity and need no mechanical systems to operate. You simply connect the rain barrel to a downspout.
Space is limited, and registration is required, so don’t wait! For questions or more information, visit MontgomerySWCD.org. To register, call Kristen Lauer at (937) 854-7646 ext. 109, or email [email protected]