Rain may feel like a distant memory right now – but that’s a potent reminder to make the most of every drop when it does fall again. If you already have a rain barrel or two and use the captured water for your garden, your plants will thank you! But there may be more you can do with that water, and we’re here to help with that. Even if you have just been thinking about a rain barrel but aren’t sure how helpful it might be, we’ve got a 2-minute video for you to see why its worth “catching the rain”.
Learn from the best
One of the most knowledgeable rainwater harvesting gurus in the region is demonstrating everything you need to know to optimize the use of rainwater and take your rain barrel to the next level! Basics will also be discussed in case you need the nuts n’ bolts knowledge before you dive into purchasing one.
Bob Dailey will present Rain Barrel Optimization, a workshop on getting the most benefit from captured rainwater and moving it efficiently from the barrel to your plants. Tools, parts, tips, tricks and hands-on demonstrations will set you up for success. Join us Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 8:30 to 11:30 am and sign up now to reserve your seat!
Success with rain barrels
If you can’t make it, catch this first video in a three-part series from a past online class covering rain barrel basics and beyond.
Buy a barrel, get a rebate
If you get your water bill from Woodlands Water Agency, check out their rebate program. When you buy a rain barrel and turn in your receipt you are eligible to receive 50% of the cost back as credit on your water bill. You can find details for all water-saving items that qualify for rebates on the WWA Website. Ready to buy a rain barrel now? Purchase one at a discount through our nonprofit partner, The Woodlands GREEN.
Join us for hands-on optimization
Rain Barrel Optimization Saturday, September 16, 2023 8:30 to 11:30 am Multipurpose Room of the Aquatics Building at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive (next to The Woodlands High School)
This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. Registration is required, so sign up now to reserve your seat.
This workshop is sponsored by Woodlands Water Agency, Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware of The Woodlands, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., Chevron Phillips Chemical, H.E.B., and Howard Hughes Corporation.
Want to learn more about rain barrels? The Woodlands Township Environmental Services YouTube Playlist has 3 videos to help you optimize rainwater at home:
Check out the whole playlist here!