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3/17/2014 - Hamilton to Hold Rain Barrel Workshop for Residents on Wednesday, March 26th

 

Hamilton to Hold Rain Barrel Workshop for Residents on Wednesday, March 26th

Hamilton Township will hold the first of a series of instructional workshops on the building of rain barrels on Wednesday, March 26th in the Basement Meeting Room of the Hamilton Township Library from 6 PM to 8 PM.  This workshop will show participants how to build their own rain barrel and learn how to install it at home, step by step.

Rain barrels are placed under a gutter’s downspout in order to collect rain water.  These barrels can collect about 50 gallons of water, which residents can use water their lawn, flowers, shrubs, or trees. Harvesting rain water for such uses can help save money to reduce residents' water bills and help reduce flooding in local rivers and streams.

Residents can participate in the workshop at a cost of $25 per barrel, which includes the necessary hardware for assembling a rain barrel. Hamilton Township will be offsetting the per barrel fee for this workshop with grant funding. The program is sponsored collaboratively by Hamilton Township, Sustainable Jersey and Rutgers - New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station.

Following the March 26th workshop, Hamilton will hold two additional workshops on Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, May 28th, both taking place from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Basement Meeting Room of the Hamilton Township Library.

This workshop is open to Hamilton Residents Only, and space is limited. For registration and more information about rain barrels, please visit www.water.rutgers.edu.