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eMERGE Guelph hosting online rainwater harvesting event

Number of guest speakers lined up to discuss everything from rain barrels to whole home water harvesting systems
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Much of what we do in life affects climate change - including our water use. We use energy to move water from city wells to our homes and businesses and then down the drain for sewage treatment. All of this impacts climate change.

What if we could use rain to fight back?

Many consider 'harvesting' rain from their rooftop to water their garden. But imagine using it to wash your clothes and even flush your toilets.

While people usually start with rain barrels for outdoor use, some realize the opportunity is much greater than just a couple of 200 litre containers. What if we stored 1,000 - 2,000 litres or much more, to use year round inside and outside our homes.

eMERGE Guelph is hosting Rainwater Harvesting coming up at 7:00 pm on Tuesday April 13.

Learn how you can start by using a single rain barrel or maybe you're ready for a whole home rain water harvesting systems. And to help you to get there, the City of Guelph is offering rebates up to $2,000.

This can be your first step to register your home for the City's Blue Built Home program, a City of Guelph program that helps identify water heroes.

The process may seem daunting at first. But, the reduction in your monthly water consumption and benefits to the environment can be well worth it.

Join us as we explore the options from seasonal rain barrels to year round rainwater harvesting systems to help fight climate change.

The public can register for this online event here

Rainwater Harvesting

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Our Rain Water Experts include:

Beatriz Gomez-Canizo, City of Guelph    Blue Built Homes

Evan Bell, WaterFarmers Urban Agriculture

Larry Pomerantz,

Ben Morrison, Clean Flow

Tim Neeb, Neeb Engineering

For more information contact:

Evan Ferrari


[email protected]



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