April 23, 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. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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