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UF/IFAS Extension: Rain Barrel Workshop (SSL)

Free Event

Learn how the use of rain barrels can conserve water, save money by reducing the use of potable water in landscapes (lower utility bills), and reduce stormwater runoff by storing and diverting runoff from impervious surfaces (like roofs).

Practical tips on the construction and installation of rain barrels will be provided.

Register early through to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

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PLEASE NOTE: The library, which is on the Suncoast Technical College campus off Career Lane, opens at 10 a.m.

You can come earlier and buy a barrel if you know you want one.

We will be set up inside and ready to register you as soon as the library opens, the class may start 5-10 minutes late depending on the number of people registering.

After the class, Sarasota County government will sell rain barrels for $37 each, including tax and spigot assembly.

Payment must be made by cash (exact change only) or check.

Make checks payable to: Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners.

For questions or further information, please call 941-861-5000 or email

If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-5000 or

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.


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