Rain Barrel Class
Rain barrels store rainwater runoff from your rooftop to use for hand-watering plants.
Rain barrels are inexpensive and easy to install. By collecting and storing rainwater in a homemade rain barrel, you gain a source of free irrigation for flower beds and landscapes during extended dry spells. A heavy rain shower can yield hundreds of gallons of water off the roof of even the most modest home. For example, a 1,000 sq. ft. roof yields about 625 gallons of water from a rain storm that produces 1" of rain.
* Homes must have an Orange County Utilities account that includes water service to be eligible for this program.
When & Where
Saturday, April 22
IFAS Extension Office
6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812
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What is a rain barrel?
A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from rooftops to use later for lawn and garden watering.
Why should you use a rain barrel?
Rain barrels conserve water and help lower costs by reducing water consumption.
Who can participate in these classes?
All Orange County Utilities water customers are invited to participate in these classes.
Who do I contact to register?
Please contact Education Coordinator Jessica Green at Jessica.Green@ocfl.net.