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 combined sewer overflows (CSO) that plague 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 to assemble and install a rain barrel.
Workshop gift certificates are now available - contact Nancy Martin at (412) 488-7490 ext. 247 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10, 2014
April 21, 2014
April 24, 2014
May 6, 2014
The first 30 registrants will receive a free 55-gal drum compliments of the Streets Run Watershed Association.
Prepayment is not required for registration.