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For Immediate Release
January 22, 2019

Rain Barrel Water Catchment

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop

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 19, 2019
10:30 a.m. to noon

Where

Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley’s Central Park Industrial Area

Cost

$35 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

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 opens on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and closes at 2 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, 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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Contact:

Sheri Mikami
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. UwÄ“ ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."