From SOSNA, our neighborhood association:
FREE RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP – SEPTEMBER 17
As many of you may know, the city’s Water Department is working hard to improve Philadelphia’s stormwater management system in an effort to lessen the burden on the sewer pipes that transport rainwater runoff to our streams and rivers. Infiltration and retention on-site are the buzz words, and PWD is encouraging individual home owners to do their part.
To that end, the Water Department is hosting a FREE RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP. What’s a rain barrel? A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from a roof top. By temporarily holding back rainwater during a storm, you can help reduce the pollution of our creeks, and rivers – our drink water source. Also, in the process, you can use the collected rain water to water your yard, gardens, window boxes or street trees.
DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2009
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: The Boys Scout Bldg
Pre-registration can be done online at http://www.phillywatersheds.org/rainbarrel
Free rain barrels will be given out to the first 50 families that register and attend-how cool is that? We are definitely going, our alley way is going to look awesome with a rain barrel!