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For Immediate Release
January 23, 2018

Rain Barrel Water Catchment

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop

HXG Workshop: Rain Barrel Water Catchment

What

rain barrel workshopAn informational workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) explains how collecting rain water reduces the amount of drinking water used for irrigating landscapes. Participants will learn about rain barrel catchment systems, important construction points, installation, and effective maintenance techniques.

When

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:30 a.m. to noon

Where

Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley’s Central Park Industrial Area
(get directions)

Cost

$35 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$30 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
(fee includes class lecture and one pre-drilled, 55-gallon water catchment barrel with one hose bib to be transported and installed by the participant)

Lecture Only
$5 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
Free for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
We accept cash, check and most major credit cards.

Details

Rain Barrel Catchment is an effective technique for outdoor water conservation. Rain barrels are used to collect rain water outside a structure that can be used for outdoor purposes, such as watering landscapes, which helps save water and save money.  

One rain barrel per household is available only to those who attend the lecture. Participants must have a vehicle large enough to transport the barrel -- no delivery or storage services are available.

Register

Advanced registration is required. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, and closes at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email workshops@hbws.org to register. BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.

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A photo is attached for your consideration and use. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Contact:

Diane Moses
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315


About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. Uwē ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."