The City of Culver City will host a Water Quality and Conservation Workshop & Rain Barrel Distribution on Saturday, April 9th for residents of Culver City, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Pre-registration is required. Residents can order their rain barrels during registration for pick-up at the event.
Even though El Nino weather is predicted through the Spring, strong rains will not end the California drought. With State-mandated potable water reduction set at 16% for Culver City, rain barrels are an excellent way for residents to help the City meet that reduction goal. Reducing household water use saves residents money on their water bill. Rain barrels also divert water from the City’s storm drain system, relieving street and sidewalk flooding while protecting local waterways from runoff pollution.
Each barrel is made of “food grade” recycled plastic and measures 39” tall, 23” in diameter and has a 55+ gallon capacity. There is a brass ¾” spigot for attaching garden hoses and a side brass overflow with a cap. A 4’ tight steel mesh screen prevents mosquitos and other bugs from accessing the water. Barrels come in black or terra cotta color and cost $85 each. Rain barrel rebates vary between $75 and $100 per barrel depending upon water provider, so visit www.SoCalWaterSmart.com for details.
Pre-orders are required by the April 7th deadline. The April 9th workshop will be held from 3pm—7pm at Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Avenue in the Rotunda Room.
Pre-register at www.CulverCityBarrels.EventBrite.com and follow the instructions to purchase rain barrels. Call 562-944-4766 for more information.