Build A Rain Barrel, Help The Local Environment

Build A Rain Barrel, Help The Local EnvironmentSCHWENKSVILLE PA – Borough residents can help Schwenksville better manage its storm water run-off by storing and using some of themselves, for tasks like watering the garden. To get started, the municipality is partnering with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy to help them build rain barrels to take home.

The jointly sponsored “Rain Barrel Workshop” is scheduled for Sept. 20 (2018; Thursday) from 6-7 p.m. in the former Schwenksville Fire House, 300 Main St. The event is open to the public; a $40 fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.

Controlling storm water, to keep it out of sewer mains and from flooding occupied areas, has become a focus for many municipalities, because of federal government requirements. The rain barrel project represents Schwenksville’s public education and outreach effort to help solve the problem. The barrel collects and holds rain water for common household needs other than drinking.

Advance registration for the program is required to ensure enough supplies are available. Register online, here.

Photos from the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy