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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

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Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens

Rain barrels are simple to construct and connect to your house. Once you have one or more barrels attached to your downspouts, collect your roof water on your ornamentals, lawn or around your house. You’re helping slow down and soak in rain water that would otherwise speed away down our stormdrains and out into creeks and rivers.

For more information, download our fact sheet or watch one of our videos.

Make your own rain barrel

Connect the rain barrel to your home

Rain Gardens

BuildRainGardenRain gardens direct roof runoff into a garden area specially prepared and planted with vegetation. This keeps water that would normally pick up pollution as it flows across driveways and streets right in your own backyard. It also reduces or eliminates muddy spots common next to downspouts and splash blocks.


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