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DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Address
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646

Phone
301-645-0692

Email
PGMadmin@charlescountymd.gov

Hours
Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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Rain Barrell Workshops

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SHOULD I BUILD A RAIN BARREL?

Did you know that the average roof collects 600 gallons of rain water for every inch of rain?

Rainwater from downspouts often drains onto driveways, sidewalks, or other paved surfaces and is not able to soak into the ground. Water rushing over these hard surfaces picks up pollutants along the way which then enters our streams. This water run-off can cause flash flooding and erosion, lower water quality, and harm fish habitats.

Painted Rain BarrelRain Barrel Benefits

According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, rain barrels can save a homeowner 1,300 gallons of water use during peak summer months. Rainwater is naturally soft, oxygenated, and devoid of chlorine, so it can help improve the health of your gardens, lawns and trees.  

Capturing some of that rain water not only plays an important role in protecting our freshwater resources but also saves business owners, schools, and homeowners money by reducing tap water use. In Charles County, harvesting your rain with a rain barrel can also qualify you for a Watershed Protection and Restoration Fee credit on your property tax bill.

2020 Rain Barrel Workshops

Rain Barrel Workshop General Information
June 16, 2020 Webinar: Rain Barrel 101