Reduce Your Water Footprint

Do you know what your water footprint is?

The average American uses approximately 2,000 gallons of water a day through their home, yard, diet, energy, and consumer choices. The good news is there is plenty you can do to reduce your water footprint and help recharge our rivers, lakes, wetlands, and underground aquifers with clean water!

How about a rain barrel?

Installing a rain barrel at your home, school, church, or other community building is one of the easiest and quickest ways to start reducing your water footprint. A rain barrel system collects and stores rain water from your roof gutter (downspout) that would otherwise flow into storm drains and streams, picking up pollutants along the way. You can save 1,300 gallons of water a year with one rain barrel. You’ll save money on your water bill too!

River Network is partnering with The Coca-Cola Company and our member organizations across the country to help more people get affordable, recycled rain barrels and learn how to install them through rain barrel workshops. Scroll down to see if there’s an upcoming workshop in your area.

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Upcoming Rain Barrel Workshops

Interested in getting an affordable, recycled rain barrel for your home or community building? Search below for a workshop near you! All workshops listed are organized by and benefit our Member organizations.

The deadline for submitting a request for free rain barrel materials has passed. Please check this page in the coming months for updates about hosting a workshop in the fall of 2017.

Has your organization recently completed a rain barrel workshop? Please submit your post-event report here.