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Rainwater Harvesting

April 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


From summer rain barrels to 4 season systems

About this Event

Imagine using rain from your rooftop to water your garden or even flush your toilets and wash your clothes.

Learn how you can buy a rain barrel from the City of Guelph and access rebates up to $2,000 for whole home rainwater harvesting systems. This can be your first step to register your home for the Blue Built Home program.

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.

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:

Rainwater Harvesting

Tuesday , April 13, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


While we will be discussing many rainwater harvesting systems during this event, you can purchase rain barrels through these links:

City of Guelph

Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium



The sponsors of this event:




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About eMERGE

eMERGE Guelph Sustainability fights climate change to build a healthier society. It does this by engaging, and equipping Guelphites to transition to a 100% renewable energy (100RE) economy. It uses the narrative of achieving 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 as a positive goal to win this battle. This is done primarily by helping people reduce energy and water use through an individual residential focus along with community events, outreach and engagement that promote smart behavior, policy and improved efficiency to help Guelph build a road map to beat climate change and achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050.


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