Rain barrels capture and store roof runoff, allowing you to use it later for watering your landscape. There is no need to use chlorinated, drinking water to water your plants. (And don’t forget the energy that is expended in order to produce drinking water!) The Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program offers 50 gallon rain barrels at a discounted price of $55-$65. You must register for a workshop ahead of time.
Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop – $55
Saturday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.
Walter Reed Community Center, Arlington
Saturday, April 15
Green Acres Center, City of Fairfax
Saturday, May 6
City of Alexandria
Saturday, May 20
Saturday, June 10
Saturday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mount Vernon Government Center
Upcoming Rain Barrel Distributions/Sales – $65
Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22
Fred M. Packard Center, Annandale
Want to learn more about rain barrels?
- Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program
- Arlington County Rain Barrel Webpage
- 100+ Ways to Conserve Water