The rain barrel workshop was held tonight at the Free Library starting at 5:30PM. This is sponsored by the Philadelphia Water Department and the Energy Coordinating Agency. There were about 10 people in attendance and I am happy to report that some of them heard about it from the Gazette.
They are giving out rain barrels to keep rain water out of the storm sewer system. If you have a rain barrel, you get free water for your garden or hosing off the deck. Just don’t drink it.
Janet Bernstein of the Frankford Garden club introduced the speakers. Julie Slavet represented the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed. She updated everyone on the activities of her group. There is an event at Friends Hospital this weekend that you might want to check out. Take a look here.
Aaron Slater of the Energy Coordinating Agency gave the water barrel presentation with a lot of good information and good humor along with it. You can check out their web site here. You apply for the water barrel at the workshop. You can only get one per family. There is no cost to you and it is installed for free. They will be installed in the spring after the freeze danger is over.
This is a no brainer. Free water barrels and they save you money on water. Go to the next work shop as soon as you can.
Now for a first, this is a shout out to Linda and her son who I met at the workshop. Email me and let me know how you are doing.