News: Mayor Gavin Newsom Launches Rainwater Harvesting Initiative in SF

News: Mayor Gavin Newsom Launches Rainwater Harvesting Initiative in SF

Stephanie Kinnear
Oct 10, 2008

If you've ever wanted to start rainwater harvesting (and live in San Francisco) now's a good time to start. Yesterday, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a Rainwater Harvesting Initiative in the city that includes deep discounts on rain barrels and at least one educational workshop.

To jumpstart the initiative, San Franciscans will be able to purchase their first 60-gallon rain barrel at any Cole Hardware Store for $69.99 (a $60 dollar discount) and can attend the Big Blue Bucket workshop tomorrow between 10am and 2pm.

Newsom says the initiative is a way for San Franciscans to conserve drinking water during a statewide drought. From the mayor's press release: "This initiative alone won't end the drought or fix our climate crisis, but reviving this ancient practice can be part of the solution to our modern challenges."

Get all the info here.

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