Join our workshop to learn how, then build your own rain barrel to take home!
Rainwater harvesting is great for North Texas, allowing you to keep some of the rain we get during the spring and fall to use during our hot and dry summers. Even a small roof area can produce a usable amount of water during an average rainfall. From huge cisterns to small DIY barrels, capturing rainwater can be done by anyone. Attend this workshop to learn the ins and outs of rainwater harvesting and purchase a discounted barrel to take home!
This 45 minute workshop is in-person, taught by Tarrant County Master Gardeners and includes a class about rainwater harvesting basics and a demonstration on how to build a barrel. After the class portion, you will get to build their own rain barrel to take home.
These rain barrels are discounted from $50 to $25. Barrels are 50 gallons and made from previously used food safe storage containers. The barrels will vary in color and could be blue, white, brown, or black. You do not get to choose your barrel color. Approximate dimensions are 35 inches tall by 24 inches diameter.
The registration link is posted below.
Attendees will learn about:
- How much water your roof will produce in a year
- Where to put your rain barrel to capture the most water
- How to install a barrel
- How to hook up and use your new water source
- How to build your own 50 gallon rain barrel with just a few supplies from the hardware store
You will be required to build your own barrel with help from class instructors. Power tool use will not be required. The build requires no prior skill and mainly consists of attaching things to the barrel. After the barrel is built, you will be required to load your barrel into your vehicle. One barrel per household. The address you register with must be located in or near Haltom City, Texas to be eligible to purchase a barrel. Any orders that do not comply with restrictions may be cancelled at Tarrant Regional Water District’s discretion.
This is an educational opportunity, not just a rain barrel sale. If you do not come to the class and participate on the day of the class, you will not receive a barrel and yours will be donated. REFUNDS CANNOT be issued after the class. If something changes and you cannot come to the class, cancel your ticket before the class to get a refund.
Be prepared to show your order confirmation when you arrive on the day of the class.
This event is brought to you by Haltom City and Tarrant Regional Water District.