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Rain Barrel Workshops Offered in Leesburg

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

Post Date:03/26/2019 10:13 AM

rain barrelsLeesburg, VA (March 25, 2019) – The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC), will offer four rain barrel workshops in Leesburg during April and May 2019. 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.

The rain barrel workshops will be held at Tuscarora Creek Park (425 Solitude Court SE) on the following dates:

• Monday, April 22
• Tuesday, April 23
• Tuesday, May 14
• Wednesday, May 15

Each workshop runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It takes about 20 minutes to make a rain barrel.

“Using a rain barrel is one of the simple yet impactful things a household can do to harness an increasingly precious resource,” says Scott Billigmeier, chair of the EAC. “The EAC is pleased to be able to help residents purchase rain barrels to capture rainwater and put it to use in their own gardens, potentially lowering their water bills at the same time.”

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-served 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:
Leah Kosin
Public Information Assistant
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781


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