In December 2018, the RCDTC and the Butte Environmental Council partnered to provide a Rainwater Catchment workshop to interested community members as a part of the River Network program.
Rain barrels collect free rainwater to water gardens, trees, and lawns. This saves residents money on water bills, AND helps reduce demand for energy-intensive treated tap water, pumping well water, limits stormwater runoff and erosion, and saves water for use during droughts. Installing a rain barrel is one of the easiest ways to reduce your water footprint. Workshop attendees participated in installing a barrel and were provided all the materials needed to install a rain barrel catchment off an existing downspout at their house.