Making Rain Barrels for the Big Event

On Saturday April 20, students from Dr. Goodman’s BIOL 185 “Water Resources and Environmental Issues” and the club Circle K International volunteered for the HSC annual Big Event.  They created 50 rain barrels that will be used in an educational workshop by Clean Virginia Waterways, a local non-profit group.  A rain barrel is installed to catch water from a rooftop, which can then be used for watering lawns and other non-drinking purposes.  This saves precious drinking water from being depleted, and also prevents excessive runoff during storms (which can overload water treatment plants in cities).

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