Rain Barrel Workshops
The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC), periodically offers rain barrel workshops in Leesburg during the spring. 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.
“Rain barrels have two main benefits,” explains Charles Greenough, chair of the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission. “First, by capturing the water that runs off your house’s roof, a rain barrel reduces the amount of stormwater that flows into our storm sewer system. Second, you can use the water from your rain barrel on your lawn and garden. It’s free water. Who doesn’t like something that’s free?”
Look for the rain barrel workshop dates in early spring!