Rain Water Harvesting and Watershed Awareness
“Between Earth and Earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself. “
The water molecules that we use and treasure today are the same water molecules that have always been on Planet Earth. We never get new water; therefore conservation and protection are essential.
Rainwater harvesting is an effective, ecological and economical method for the conservation and protection of this precious natural resource. By catching, storing and re-directing your roof water for on-site usage you can take advantage of this free source of precious water while at the same time contributing to a reduction in the combined sewer overflow (CSO) problem that plagues the Greater Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, helping to reduce flooding and nonpoint source pollution, and contributing to recharging our groundwater supply. You’ll also have a free source of non-chlorinated water for use in your yard and garden.
Learn how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape. Attend a rain barrel workshop and return home equipped with the knowledge and hardware needed (not the 55-gal. drum) to assemble and install a rain barrel. It’s easier than you might think.
2011 PRC West Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshops
Wednesday, April 13th
6:30pm to 7pm
Tuesday, May 11th
Mt. Lebanon Library
7pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 19th
East End Food Co-op
6:30pm to 7pm
For more information please call (412) 488.7490 ext. 247 or email Nancy Martin.
Price of the workshop - $35/person and $45/couple
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