All Tampa Water Department (TWD) customers are eligible
to receive a free rain barrel for
attending a Hillsborough County Extension Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods (FY&N) Rainwater Harvesting Workshop.
Participants will also learn about other programs that promote sustainable use of Tampa's water
The free rain water harvesting tools and instructions are
available due to a partnership between the TWD and the FY&N program to
increase the availability of rainwater harvesting programs throughout
the TWD's service area.
Storing rainwater aids in the reduction of storm water
runoff, which can help reduce the levels of pesticides and fertilizers
that drain into ponds, streams, lakes and Tampa Bay.