More and More Communities Making it Easier to Conserve Rainwater

Photo Credit Lee Luther Jr.Recently, the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a rain barrel workshop where local residents learned more about the benefits of rainwater harvesting not only towards rainwater/water conservation, but also how rain barrels can help homeowners to reduce their stormwater impact. Nicola McGoff with the TJSWCD  discussed the environmental benefits (of rain barrels) like saving energy and reducing stormwater runoff, which in turn reduces the amount of sediments, bacteria and chemicals carried into natural water sources during rainfalls.

Is your community offering similar programs to help the environment and educate the citizenry?