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Rain Barrels: Everything You Wanted To Know

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Reep House for Sustainable Living

20 Mill Street

Kitchener

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Reep House Series

Our resident rain barrel expert, Brendan Schaefer will walk you through the basics of rain barrels and how they can be beneficial for you.Topics covered will include: identifying the best location to put your rain barrels; how to properly set them up for ease of use and to prevent overflow problems and getting them ready for winter. Brendan will help you be sure your rain barrel is helping you save on water while not causing problems for your home.

Presentation: 1:30 p.m.

Q&A: 2:15 p.m.

Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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  • Identifying the best location for your rain barrel(s)
  • Planning ahead to direct overflow to a permeable area
  • Setting up your rain barrel for ease of use
  • Getting your barrels ready for winter
  • How to apply for stormwater credits

Brendan Schaefer has been a RAIN Guide at REEP Green Solutions for many of years with our RAIN program, and was previously a Water Guide with our Well Aware program. He has visited hundreds of homes and commercial properties, giving advice about best practices for rain barrels and other stormwater management features.

In partnership with:

City of Kitchener logo Advancing Flood resiliency in Canadian communities Green Communities Canada

With funding provided by:

Ontario Trillium Foundation logo

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