Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop – Watertown
Learn how to create and install your own rain barrel, an easy way to reduce your water footprint and to improve the health of the Rock River watershed!
The average American family directly consumes nearly 110,000 gallons of water each year, and if you include water used for producing food, energy, and consumer goods, that total jumps to 1.9 million gallons annually! However, a single 55-gallon rain barrel can save up to 1,300 gallons of water every year.
Rain barrels collect free rainwater from roofs to water gardens, trees, and lawns. This saves you money on water bills AND helps reduce demand for energy-intensive treated tap water, limits stormwater runoff and erosion, and saves water for use during droughts. Installing a rain barrel is one of the easiest ways to reduce your water footprint and help recharge our rivers, lakes, and aquifers.
These workshops are sponsored in partnership by Rock River Coalition, The City of Watertown, The City of Beaver Dam, The City of Milton, The Milton Public Library, Rock River Stormwater Group, and WisPak.
Registration is required. Registration will open on April 1, 2023, and closes 3 days prior to the event on April 19. Rain barrel materials will be supplied.
Upcoming Workshops Information:
Saturday, April 22 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Watertown Senior & Community Center at 514 S. First Street, Watertown, WI 53094
Saturday, May 20 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: The Watermark at 209 S Center St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Saturday, June 10 – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Milton Public Library at 430 E. High St., Milton, WI 53563