407 Ball Park Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
On Friday, May 25th from 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium is providing an opportunity for residents of Lexington County to make and own a rain barrel. See flyer in link below for more details. Harvesting rain makes sense. Rain water is free and abundant. It can be used to irrigate the garden or lawn, wash a vehicle, pets or dirty tools and feet. If the power goes out, this water can be used to fill the tank in order to flush a toilet. Making a rain barrel is fun and using it to capture rain water helps reduce pollutants from stormwater runoff that endanger our waterways.
After a short educational session held at the County EMS Training building, participants will make their way to the Public Works garages where stormwater professionals will assist them as needed to complete a 55 gallon rain barrel using a few pieces of hardware and a power drill. It’s easy to do, and teens and adults of all ages can do it. A commercially made rain barrel can cost from $75.00 – $100.00 while this workshop is offered for only $25.00. Space is limited so please register early using the flyer below to mail in your payment, or call Tina Blum at the Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District (803) 358-8679 or send an email to [email protected] .