The Woodlands Township Environmental Services

Harness the Power of Rainwater

Want a great way to teach your kids about conserving natural resources? Start with water! Installing a rain barrel in your backyard  is pretty easy and can have a big impact on reducing the amount of our drinking water resources used for plants and gardens.

If you didn’t know already, plants prefer rainwater to the chemically treated drinking water that comes from a hose. Rainwater harvesting is an innovative approach that anyone can use. Fun Tip: Rain barrels make an interesting topic for your child’s next science report!

Download the Rainwater Harvesting Guide for more information on designing and building a rainwater harvesting system for your home landscape. 

Want to order a rain barrel or see one in person? Join us at the  Woodlands Landscaping Solutions event right here in The Woodlands on Saturday, September 24, 2016!

This annual opportunity to learn new water-wise ways to tap into nature and improve landscapes will include information and a demonstration on setting up a rain barrel. The materials, including the rain barrel, can be ordered at the event or online by visiting the Ivy Rain Barrel website.  

Tap into Nature and learn more about water-wise plants and techniques at Woodlands Landscaping Solutions or call The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800.

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