August 30, 2008

Barreling Up Rainwater

Two workshops on how Lancaster City residents can capture and use rain water will be held in upcoming weeks. The rain barrel workshops will be held Saturdays, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11, at the Environmental Center in Lancaster County Central Park. The cost is $50 and includes a 60-gallon rain barrel.

The workshops are sponsored by LIVE Green in conjunction with the Lancaster County Conservation District. To reserve a spot, contact Fritz Schroeder at [email protected] or 669-5990.

Using barrels to capture rainwater running off homes has a number of environmental benefits. It helps prevent runoff pollution and provides an oxygenated, unchlorinated water ideal for watering plants.

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