BLACKSTOCK, ON – Homeowners who experienced water shortages during the drought conditions in 2016, or people who are interested in learning more about harvesting rain water naturally to reduce reliance on municipal water or well water supplies won’t want to miss the free Water Harvesting Workshop in Blackstock on March 29.
Held at the Blackstock Community Centre beginning at 7 p.m., the workshop will feature Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Outreach Technician Greg Bunker and Denis Orendt, Rainwater System Designer/Installer.
“There are a lot of options available for people who want to harvest rain water and the benefits are numerous,” said Mr. Bunker. “Whether people want to be able to water their lawns or gardens, reduce their municipal water consumption or conserve their own well water supply, water harvesting is a great option for saving money and protecting the environment.”
Water harvesting helps to reduce storm water run-off, erosion and flooding as well as protect rivers, streams and lakes.
“From something as simple as diverting flow away from pavements, to using a rain barrel or series of rain barrels to collect rain water or using a cistern for collecting larger quantities of water, the Water Harvesting Workshop will help those in attendance understand the options and the pros and cons,” said Mr. Bunker.
“There is a growing interest in water harvesting as a result of last year’s dry conditions, which resulted in a number of shallow wells going dry,” Mr. Bunker continued. “We heard from a number of residents about their interest in learning more about water harvesting and Mr. Orendt and I are looking forward to sharing a lot of great information with people.
No pre-registration is required for the workshop and attendees are encouraged to bring their water harvesting questions.