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Capturing rainwater from your roof is now legal in Colorado. Rain water can be used to irrigate you garden or landscape. Colorado State University Extension is holding a Make & Take Workshop to teach you how to make your own rain barrel. Registration for the workshop includes information on the specific guidelines of the law, how to site and distribute harvested water. Each participant will make and take home a 55 gallon rain barrel. These barrels are recycled food grade containers, white in color (paintable) with brass plumbing fixtures, a lid, and a downspout diverter to manage overflow. Additional details are available at http://elpaso.extension.colostate.edu/ .
Time & Date: 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, May 13.
Location: 17 N. Spruce Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.
Registration: $ 60.00 per person (one rain barrel + conversion kit)
Additional Barrels + kits: $ 45.00 each
Register at: Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvesting-rainwater-make-take-a-rainbarrel-tickets-30278642234
Deadline for class registration and kit orders is Friday May 5. For additional information, visit or call (719) 520-7688 or visit http://elpaso.extension.colostate.edu/ . No refunds.