The Philadelphia Water Department and the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) are providing free rain barrels to Philadelphians. Rain barrels work by capturing stormwater through disconnected downspouts that collect rain water from roofs. Water that flows into the rain barrel can then be used for irrigating our gardens, window boxes and and lawn watering.
To receive your free rain barrel complete with installation, attend a rain barrel workshop. These workshops are held in locations around the city throughout the year.
To learn more about the rain barrel program and to see if there are workshops near you, visit phillywatersheds.org/rainbarrel.
Also, check out PWD at next week’s Climate Smart: Artists Respond to Climate Change event. Chris Anderson from the Water Department Public Affairs Division will be participating. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/516312131812239/?ref=22