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DIY Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

April 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Free online class! Register at to gain access.

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

Join our free online class to learn how! Then, 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

Arlington Residents: Get a rain barrel for only $25! While supplies last. Only 25 barrels available.

When this workshop is in-person, attendees get to build their own rain barrel and take it home. Since we are unable to do in-person workshops at this time, in addition to the free workshop, we are offering the option to purchase a 50-gallon rain barrel at a discounted rate.

More details are on the registration page.


This is a free online event with optional purchase. Register here to receive information on how to participate. Register even if you can’t attend during the event to get a recording sent to you afterwards.

The workshop will be 45 minutes long and taught by Theresa Thomas and Claire Alford, Tarrant County Master Gardeners.


After registering, check your email for instructions on how to join the live event.

This event is brought to you by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Libraries, and Tarrant Regional Water District.



April 17, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Arlington Public Libraries
City of Arlington
Tarrant Regional Water District