receives an average of 52 inches of rainfall per year. Most of this water washes
over lawns and pavement carrying fertilizers and other chemicals into local
waterways. An inch of rainfall over a one thousand square-foot area yields in
excess of 600 gallons of water. A rain barrel is an inexpensive means of
capturing and storing some of this water for later use. By installing a rain
barrel you'll not only help reduce pollution, but you'll also have a supply of
free non-chlorinated soft water for irrigating your landscape!
The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Servide is offering
a series of Rain Barrel Workshops. These workshops give the residentes of
Miami-Dade County an opportunity to learn about important water conservation
issues and teach them how to construct and install their very own rain barrel.
You can register for the next workshop by downloading
and completing the registration form and mailing it to the Extension Office
In order to assure that you receive a
rain barrel you must pre-register by the specified date for each workshop.
The cost to attend the workshop without making a barrel is $10. The cost
of attending the workshop and receiving a rain barrel is $35 per barrel.
In order to receive a rain barrel you must attend the
workshop. If you are unable to attend a workshop and would like to make your own
barrel, barrel suppliers can be found in the yellow pages under "barrels
advantages of rain barrels.
Rail Barrel Workshop
Dates and Location.
Classes will focus on water issues of
critical importance to South Florida