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Rain Barrel Workshops Offered in Leesburg

Leesburg residents can receive $25 discount on rain barrel purchases.

Post Date:03/28/2017 1:52 PM

Garden shed draining water into rain barrelLeesburg, VA (March 28, 2017) – The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC), will offer rain barrel workshops in Leesburg during April and May 2017. While the workshops are open to all, Leesburg residents can receive a discount on rain barrel purchases, through a Town of Leesburg program sponsored by the EAC.

Talking about rain barrels, EAC Commissioner Helik Shemer stated, “These rain barrels are great for retaining rainwater for later use on flower beds and gardens. I have seven of them. At this price, they are a real bargain, too.”

The rain barrel workshops will be held at Tuscarora Creek Park (425 Solitude Court SE). The 2017 workshop dates are:

  • Wednesday, April 19
  • Thursday, April 20
  • Tuesday, May 16
  • Wednesday, May 17

Each workshop runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It takes about twenty minutes to make a rain barrel. Participants can arrive anytime before 7:00 p.m.

Participants have the choice of making a rain barrel or purchasing a pre-made barrel. Kits to make a rain barrel cost $60 each; the pre-made barrels cost $80 each (prices include tax). As a bonus, Leesburg residents can receive a $25 discount on the purchase of a rain barrel as an incentive to promote water conservation. There are a limited number of discounts that will be given on a first-come first-serve basis (limit two per household).

Participants are reminded to dress appropriately if they will be constructing their own barrels. A registration form can be downloaded from the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District website at www.loudounsoilandwater.org.  For more information and to register, call Suzanne Brown, District Operations Manager for the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, at 571-918-4530, ext. 105.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer
barnett@leesburgva.gov 
703-771-2734