Monday, February 25, 2013

Rain Barrel workshop [Feb 27]

DECATUR – The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management will host a Rain Barrel Workshop for DeKalb County citizens on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Wylde Garden Center, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030.

Collecting rain water in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce your water bill. During the workshop, citizens will be instructed on rain barrel maintenance and the importance of water conservation.

The workshop will be open to the first 20 DeKalb County residents who sign up.  This is a “hands-on” workshop where residents will make their own rain barrels with assistance.

The cost of the workshop is $40 and will include all the materials to make a barrel. For more information, contact Michael O’Shield at or 770-724-1456.
DeKalb has additional information on rain barrels--why they are useful, and how to build them:
Rain Barrel Fact Sheet 
How to make your own rain barrel and materials list