Rain Barrel Workshops

Sustainable Adams County has partnered with CSU Extension to educate Adams County residents on rainwater collection systems. This is an opportunity for residents to learn the facts, become familiar with the environmental benefits of rain harvesting, and leave armed with the tools and knowledge to become a successful contributor to conservation in Adams County. The $50 registration fee covers the educational workshop and a free rain barrel kit. A limited number of registrations are available; one rain barrel per household will be distributed. You must complete the workshop in order to receive your rain barrel

Register for Tuesday, Oct. 25
O’Malley’s Mercantile
1600 Hudson Road,
Watkins, CO 80137

Register for Tuesday, Nov. 1
Anythink Huron St. Library
9417 Huron St.
Thornton, CO 80260

Effective as of Aug. 10, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1005 allowing the legalization of rain barrel collection in Colorado. A maximum of two rain barrels—with a combined capacity of 110 gallons—can be installed at single-family or multi-family households. Approving the use of rain barrels in Colorado allows for residents to capture rainwater from rooftop downspouts and use the collected water to irrigate outdoor lawns, plants or gardens.