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View Resource Topic in Depth - Harvesting the Rain

Rain harvesting has experienced a bit of a renaissance in recent years through the promotion and installation of rain gardens and rain barrels. These water collection mechanisms help to curb erosion and the spread of pollution; conserve precious freshwater; and support water-loving plants. This Topic in Depth presents websites and electronic publications containing instructive and descriptive...

View Resource Texas Water Savers

This site includes the history, benefits and some costs and operation methods used in rainwater harvesting in Texas. Energy saving issues is the main concern of the webpage.

View Resource Center for Watershed Protection: How to Build and Install a Rain Barrel

This site, from the North Carolina. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance, contains a brief, illustrated brochure on How to Build and Install a Rain Barrel. In addition to building a rain barrel, the brochure includes information on how to install a Rain Garden in your area.

View Resource LID Sustainable School Projects: Teacher Section

Low Impact Development Center created this site, which offers information and ideas for teaching sustainability principles to educators. The Sustainable School Projects offered on this site are a great tool to use in the classroom. The projects are designed to teach students about installing rain gardens and rain barrels with their students, and give them hands-on experience with scientific...

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