July 24, 2017

PHOTOS: Rain barrel workshop

July 29, 2010

Courtesy photos by Jessica Andreoletti

More than 30 Williston residents learned how to make rain barrels from a workshop held by the town on June 24. Rain barrels collect water from roof gutters and downspouts during rain events, reducing the amount of stormwater runoff leaving a property and entering nearby streams and rivers. Water collected by rain barrel can be used to water flowers, lawns and gardens.

The town plans to hold another rain barrel workshop in the fall.

The town thanked Paquette Full of Posies for donating materials for the workshop, the volunteers who helped prepare the barrels for the participants and Karen Bates for assisting with the workshop.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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