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Sign Up for a Free Rain Barrel & Hands-on Workshop!

Attend a Free Workshop to Build Your Own Rain Barrel! 

  • Workshop space is limited. Residents can participate on their own or with their household/family. 
     
  • One rain barrel will be provided per household. (If you already signed up or received a free barrel from the City of Omaha's rain barrel giveaway, you are not eligible to attend this workshop.)
     
  • All parts, installation instructions, and tools needed for the construction of the rain barrel will be provided (at no cost) during the workshop. Participants will need to complete one step at home to install their rain barrel. 
     
  • There is no cost to attend a workshop, but registration is required.

Please note: You will need to transport your assembled rain barrel to your own place of residence after the workshop. No assistance will be provided.


  • Rain Barrel Workshop Dates:

    Saturday, June 1, 2024 and Saturday, June 8, 2024

  • Times:

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Locations:

    June 1st: The Salvation Army Kroc Center (2825 Y St, Omaha, NE 68107)
    June 8th: The Learning Community Center of North Omaha (1612 N 24th St, Omaha, NE 68110)

Special thanks to our workshop sponsors, Baxter Subaru of Omaha & Baxter Subaru of LaVista, and to American Laboratories, Inc. for donating the barrels.


Rain Barrel Resources

What is a Rain Barrel?

Rain barrels capture water from a roof and temporarily store it for use on lawns, gardens, or indoor plants. They are simple to install and use, and provide many economic and environmental benefits!

Important Note: Do NOT drink rain barrel water, and do not use it to wash hands. 


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