Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop with New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership
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Location: ReVision Energy’s NH Solar Showroom, 7 Commercial Dr, Exeter, NH (Map and Directions)
Cost: Free for First 10 Attendees, $50 material costs thereafter
During this workshop, participants will build their own working rain barrel from recycled food grade plastic drums.
The cost of materials to attend this workshop is $50, ReVision is providing the first 10 rain barrels free of charge (max 1 per family). You can pay at the door, however, advance registration through Eventbrite preferred.
Benefits to Rain Barrels:
Rain barrels offered several benefits, including:
- Water Conservation – Rain barrels are a free source of non-potable water that can be used as a substitute for town, municipal, and well water when performing a variety of household and garden tasks, from watering flowers to washing windows.
- Save Energy and Money – Rain barrels are a zero energy source of non-potable water… The water that comes out of a rain barrel is free!
- Water Pollution – Runoff pollution, also known as nonpoint source pollution, occurs when rainfall or snowmelt moves over and through the ground. As runoff travels, it accumulates pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters, and even our underground sources of drinking water. Installing a rain barrel is one way to take a small chunk out of your stormwater footprint. Each NH Coast rain barrels typically stores 50-60 gallons of stormwater when full. Directing the overflow from your rain barrel drain into a rain garden, dry well, or soakaway pit will enable excess stormwater to infiltrate into the ground, just as nature intended.
NHCPP is also ReVision’s candidate for “Check in for Charity” for the month of April – be sure to check in on their behalf!