Make your own rain barrel with the City of Atlanta’s DWM Care and Conserve program!

The City of Atlanta and the Department of Watershed Management invite you to join your Atlanta and Decatur neighbors in learning how to mke your own rain barrel! Whether we’re in a drought or not, rain barrels are a fantastic way to collect water to service your garden in any capacity. And who doesn’t like free water? You can save on your bills by having one (or more rain barrels). Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to construct yourself! At this event, you will assemble and paint your own rain barrel to take home. Read more about this event here!

  • What: Make your own rain barrel to take home (and eat lunch courtesy of the Department of Watershed Management!)
  • When: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: City of Atlanta, Water Works Lodge, 655 Green Street, Atlanta, GA 30318 (map it!)
  • Cost: $40 donation to DWM’s Care & Conserve Program (so you can write it off on your taxes next year!)

For more information and to sign up, please contact Yolanda Boazman at 404.546.1262 or ydboazman@atlantaga.gov.

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2 Responses to “Make your own rain barrel with the City of Atlanta’s DWM Care and Conserve program!”
  1. I made one for about 10 bucks. It was pretty easy and works great..

    You can see pictures at http://gravitygarden.com/rainbucket/?p=82

  2. Steven says:

    Effective, but not very attractive. Looks more like you have trash cans scattered throughout the yard instead of rain barrels. I’d suggest using a recycled food container vs. a trash can for a DIY project of this sort.

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