Rain Barrel Workshops 2022-2023

Making Rain Barrels

Waterworks is excited to partner with the Newport News Master Gardeners, the Newport News Department of Public Works, and the Mariners' Museum to offer rain barrel making workshops. The cost to purchase a barrel and kit is only $60 per barrel, and will be held at the dates, times and locations listed below.  Also, you will be provided with a link to a video to help you with assembly.  You can click here to view the video on how to assemble your rain barrel.

All workshops will be held at 10:00 am.  If you are registered, you will be notified of any changes in dates, times and locales.  For more information, call the Newport News Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 757-591-4838.  If you register 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!   

Rain Barrel

Dates, Times & Locations

Date Time Location
2/11/23 10AM
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
3/18/23 10AM Newport News Recycling Center 
4/22/23 10AM CNU Spring Garden Symposium
5/27/23 10AM Mariner's Museum
9/9/23 10AM Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

If you would like to try your hand at making your own rain barrel, check out these 2 brochures provided by the Master Gardeners: Make a Rain Barrel (PDF) and Installing and Maintaining your Rain Barrel (PDF).