Rain Barrel Workshop

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Pimmit Hill Senior Center


Once again the Pimmit Hills Citizens Association has received a grant to offer rain barrels to residents of our area. 

Please access http://tinyurl.com/pimmit-rainbarrel in order to register for the event. Registration is required and is open to those who have participated previously!

This rain barrel workshop is funded through a grant that Pimmit Hills received from Transurban/Fluor Express Lanes in 2014.

There will be a workshop on June 19th at the Pimmit Hills Senior Center from 7pm to 10 pm.  Ms. Lily Whitesell, Watershed Specialist for the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct this FREE workshop  to explain how rain barrels work, help attendees construct them and  talk about how to integrate them into your current storm water drainage system. 

The rain barrels are free  to the attendees- multiple  barrels per home  are possible through a raffle if not all are taken.


There are three great reasons for Pimmit Hills residents to install rain barrels on their property.  By installing a rain barrel at your home you will:

  • Provide your plants with water they will love!Unlike treated water, which is "softened" with dissolved minerals, rain water is naturally soft. The water stored in your rain barrel is better than municipal water for washing your car and watering indoor or outdoor plants.
  • Save money and water! Instead of water from the tap or faucet, you can use the water you've saved to keep your home landscape happy and growing. You'll also reduce your municipal water bill!
  • Protect the Chesapeake Bay! Water stored in your rain barrel won't rush off into our streams and sewers. Instead, as you use the stored rain water around the home and garden, it will absorb slowly into the ground replenishing groundwater supplies. By decreasing the volume of storm runoff, rain barrels also help moderate stream erosion and the resulting pollution that is impairing the Chesapeake Bay


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