Rain barrel rebates and free class on saving rainwater at home
Water-saving rain barrels are available for pre-order and pickup at a free Rainwater Harvesting class on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood.
The class will discuss the importance of rainwater harvesting, the benefits of a rain barrel and the installation process. Also discussed will be how to apply for a rebate, drought-tolerant landscaping and water conservation tips inside and outside of your home.
In conjunction with the class, RainBarrelsIntl.com is offering barrels at a discounted rate of only $65 each, plus tax.
To reserve your spot in the class and to pre-order your barrel, visit www.lakewoodcity.org/rainbarrels. Only rain barrels ordered in advance are guaranteed to be available for pickup at the Nov. 9 event.
Rain barrels are "food grade" recycled-plastic barrels with a brass ¾" spigot for garden hose attachment and a 4" tight screen to prevent mosquitoes and other bugs from access. They’re available in black (60 gallons) or terra cotta (58 gallons).
Barrels purchased through this event qualify for a Metropolitan Water District program that rebates $35 each for up to two barrels per household (one submission is allowed).
For additional information on the rain barrel rebate, please visit www.SoCalWaterSmart.com.