Apr 13: Rainwater Harvesting class

Celebrate the rain! Rain Water Harvesting and Watershed Awareness

Between Earth and Earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself. “

The water molecules that we use and treasure today are the same water molecules that have always been on Planet Earth. We never get new water; therefore conservation and protection are essential.

Rainwater harvesting is an effective, ecological and economical method for the conservation and protection of this precious natural resource. By catching, storing and re-directing your roof water for on-site usage you can take advantage of this free source of precious water while at the same time contributing to a reduction in the combined sewer overflow (CSO) problem that plagues the Greater Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, helping to reduce flooding and nonpoint source pollution, and contributing to recharging our groundwater supply. You’ll also have a free source of non-chlorinated water for use in your yard and garden.

Learn how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape. Attend a rain barrel workshop and return home equipped with the knowledge and hardware needed (not the 55-gal. drum) to assemble and install a rain barrel. It’s easier than you might think.

6:30-8 p.m. at the CCI Center on the Southside (64 South 14th Street, 15203). You can register online by clicking here. $35/person and $45/couple.

For more information please call (412) 488.7490 ext. 247 or email Nancy Martin. For information on workshop gift certificates, click here. Additional workshops in the series are listed below:

Wednesday, May 4th
Phipps Garden Center
7pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday, May 11th
Mt. Lebanon Library
7pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday, May 19th
East End Food Co-op
6:30pm to 8pm

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