24 Jun Rain Barrel Workshop Afternoon Session
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City of South Burlington Department of Public Works
104 Landfill Rd
Summer is a perfect time of year to consider adding a rain barrel to your home. By installing a rain barrel you can save water, save money, and help your local streams all at the same time. This June the Stream Team is hosting a workshop to teach you how to build, install and maintain your own rain barrel.
When it rains, stormwater moves quickly over impervious surfaces such as buildings and roads, picking up pollutants like nutrients, sediment, oil, chemicals, road salt, and metals. By capturing stormwater before it flows over roads urban residents can help decrease the amount of pollutants entering Lake Champlain.
The water you save in a rain barrel can be used for watering lawns and flower gardens, and washing your car or tools. Rain barrels help decrease runoff to Lake Champlain by capturing and holding rain water during a storm, and that means cleaner water for everyone.
The workshop will be hosted at the City of South Burlington Department of Public Works, 104 Landfill Rd. South Burlington, VT 05403, in two sessions, 10:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-2:30pm on Friday, June 24th , 2022.
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The registration deadline is Friday June 17th and participation is limited to 15 people per session. Priority will be given to South Burlington residents, but residents of other towns are encouraged to register as their names will be placed on a wait list. The cost is $40, which covers the cost of supplies. Please email Adelaide Dumm with any questions: [email protected]
The Chittenden County Stream Team (CCST) is a project to engage citizens across a nine-municipality area (Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston, Colchester and Winooski) to implement projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution and stormwater volume at the local level. The program is managed by the Chittenden County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer designated towns and run by the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District.