The City of Falls Church, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Arlington County, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and the City of Alexandria are holding joint Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshops and Rain Barrel Distribution Events throughout 2016.
Build-Your-Own Rain Barrel Workshops
At this workshop you will learn how to build, install, and maintain a rain barrel, and take one home! Cost for a build-your-own barrel is $55 each. Limit 2 rain barrels per household at each workshop. Visit the Northern Virginia Rain barrel program for additional details.
Rain Barrel Distribution & Sale
Choose this option if you would rather leave the dirty work to us and purchase as many barrels as you want for $65 each. You must buy in advance and pick up on the designated date.
June 4, 2016
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Falls Church Property Yard
7100 Gordon Road
Falls Church, VA 22046 (Map)
As part of a regional initiative, NOVA Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) offers low-cost rain barrel sales. Unlike our build-your-own rain barrel workshops, the sales (or distribution events) include all pre-made barrels for a slightly higher price.
A rain barrel is placed under the downspout to collect water from the roof. The rain barrels hold approximately 50 gallons. They are 23 inches wide and range from 41.25 inches to 43.75 inches tall.
Rainwater collection can help you save water for use in your yard, eliminate potential flooding in your basement, and reduce stormwater management costs. Water running off your roof during a rainstorm can be a problem or a resource put to good use
Cost Reserve your rain barrel. Reservation closes 3-4 days prior to the event. The fee is $65 per barrel. Only two rain barrels will fit in most vehicles.
Refunds will not be issued for cancelled registrations or no shows. If you are not able to make a workshop for which you are registered, please notify the rain barrel program immediately. We will do our best to reschedule you for a subsequent program. Only one opportunity to reschedule will be given.