Rain Barrel Workshop

Newport News Waterworks, in cooperation with the Newport News Master Gardeners and the Newport News Recycling Office, will conduct periodic rain barrel "drive-up" distributions for the public  this year.  This is due to high public demand at our previous distribution event.

The cost to purchase a barrel and kit is only $60 per barrel, and will be held at the locations and dates listed below.  Also, you will be provided with a link to a video to help you with assembly.  You can also do a search on YouTube for Newport News Go Green Youtube Rain Barrel Workshop.  

  • March 20, 2021, Brittingham Mid-town Community Center, 12 noon.

    • 570 Mclawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601

  • April 17, 2021, Newport News Recovery Operations Center, 12 noon

    • 520 Atkinson Way, Newport News, VA 23608

  • May 15, 2021, The Mariners' Museum, 12 noon.

    • 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601​

For more information, call the Newport News Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 757-591-4838.  If you registered to participate in this event, please be aware that you will need to take your rain barrel home in a vehicle large enough to accommodate a 55 gallon drum.  Actually, one drum this size is able to fit in the back seat of a Volkswagen!   

Please register for the event of your choice below.

Daisy chained!

Conducting a past workshop

Preparing for a workshop


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