“Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop
The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. beginning with a class at Emergency Medical Services located at 407 Ball Park Road and culminating at the Public Works garages located at 440 Ball Park Road where the rain barrels will be constructed by workshop attendees. Representatives from the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will present information about stormwater runoff and rainwater harvesting before helping each attendee to build a rain barrel to take home.
Workshop attendees will learn how to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from their properties through rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting is simply the capture of rainwater on your property for reuse. Rain barrels typically collect runoff from a roof; this water can then be used to water a garden, wash a car, or a variety of other uses.