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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are available on April 4, 2017 in Hays. 

Click here for details.  Click here for a registration form.


Rolling into your neighborhood!

Springtime storms can mean deluges of rain: it runs off rooftops, gushes down gutters and sprays into drainage systems.  It’s a lot of excess water, and it can be used at your house! For as little as $30 and 30 minutes of work, you can make your own rain barrel storage system. The water you collect is great for washing your car, gardening, cleaning patio surfaces, or any other landscaping job around your home. Watch this 10-minute, easy-to-follow video, to get a list of equipment, clear instructions, and steps for home installation. Don’t let that water go to waste!

These barrels offer many benefits to you, your town, and your landscape. Remember, rain barrels are not a new idea, just a forgotten practice.

For more information contact:
Stacie Minson, (785)769-3297 or email at sedgett@ksu.edu

"Water collection can be easier than I thought and we each can make a difference"

-Participant at the Wichita event in Sept. 2009