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DIY Rainwater Harvesting

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Capture water while it is raining this spring to use on your landscape later!

Join our free online class to learn how and purchase a discounted rain barrel to take home!

Rainwater harvesting is great for North Texas because you can keep some of the rain we get during the spring and fall to use during our hot and dry summers. Even a small roof area can produce a usable amount of water during an average rainfall. From huge cisterns to small DIY barrels, capturing rainwater can be done by anyone.

Attend this workshop to learn the ins and outs of rainwater harvesting and purchase a discounted barrel to take home!

Learn about:

  • How much water your roof will produce in a year
  • Where to put your rain barrel to capture the most water
  • How to install a barrel
  • How to hook up and use your new water source
  • How to build your own 50 gallon rain barrel with just a few supplies from the hardware store

This Workshop is for Tarrant County Residents Only.

Rain barrel information: These rain barrels are discounted from $70 to $45. Barrels are 50 gallons and made from previously used food safe storage containers. The barrels will vary in color and will probably be blue but could also be white or black. You do not get to choose your barrel color. The barrels have been prepped by the Tarrant County Master Gardeners in the same fashion as demonstrated in the workshop. Approximate dimensions are 35 inches tall by 24 inches diameter.

One barrel per household. The address you register with must be located in Tarrant County to be eligible to purchase a barrel. Any orders that do not comply with restrictions may be cancelled at TRWD’s discretion.

If you register and do not come to the class, you will NOT be issued a refund and you will NOT be able to pick up your barrel. Your barrel will be donated to a local gardening project. If you find you cannot attend the class, cancel your ticket, and request a refund more than 24 hours BEFORE the class. You will be refunded the ticket price, minus non-refundable Eventbrite processing fees.

Pick up information: Barrels will be available for pick up for those who register at Tarrant County Resource Connection, 1801 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, Texas from 8am to 11am on April 6st. Check your email after purchase for more information.


This event is brought to you by Tarrant Regional Water District.


April 6
8:00 am - 11:00 am


Tarrant Regional Water District
Tarrant County Master Gardeners


Water Works Learning Center
1801 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119 United States
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