University Place Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain barrels are an excellent method to harvest rain for home use. Rainwater harvesting captures stormwater runoff from your roof and the water can then be used on your garden and lawn areas. It has been estimated that 30,000 gallons of stormwater runs off of an average 2,000 square foot roof every year. There is a lot of potential to capture this rainwater and re-use it for watering purposes.

It is legal in Washington State to capture rainwater for personal use based on a 2009 Interpretative Policy Statement by the Department of Ecology. It is recommended to not use collected stormwater to water edible plants because of potential impurities from roofing materials.

The Pierce Conservation District in partnership with the City of University Place will hold a rain barrel workshop on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the University Place Town Hall (3715 Bridgeport Way W). There is a limit of one discounted ($25) rain barrel per household.

Register online at:

If you have questions, please contact Belinda Paterno at 253.845.9770 Ext. 109 or

Event Date: 
Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 6:30pm