A celebration of collection, conservation and common sense! The 2nd Annual Rainwater Revival Set for October 8 is a day of fun, music, and speakers. It helps citizens and businesses learn how to capture and use rainwater for drinking and irrigation. In Texas there’s an old saying, “When it rains it never stops, and when it stops it never rains.” When the rain does come, you can be ready to collect that sweet water from the sky and use it indoors and out! Learn how easy it can be at the 2nd Annual Rainwater Revival, a free event, set for October 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Roger Hanks Park in Dripping Springs.
The focus of the day is water — the many benefits of capturing rainwater and the new tools and technologies that can safely return us to the days of old when our great grandparents were totally reliant on what fell from the sky.
The Rainwater Revival is simply a celebration of collection, conservation, and common sense. A stellar lineup of speakers throughout the day will cover many aspects of rainwater harvesting, in addition to a trade fair of water-centric and sustainable businesses, a live auction of rain barrels turned in to functional works of art by Hill Country artists, live music on stage, food and drink (including rainwater), and a lively craft tent for kids.
Speaker topics for the day will include Rainwater Harvesting 101, Designing and Building Your Home for Rainwater, the Water/Energy Nexus, Installing your Own System, and Making Your Own Rain Barrels. Attendees will also hear from a panel of homeowners who live comfortably and completely on collected rainwater. The Rainwater Revival is designed to help everyone get the most from free water from the sky and know what to expect if it doesn’t rain for a while.
On Sunday, October 9, the Rainwater Revival is offering a Bus Tour of Rainwater Homes in the Hill Country. Learn more about the home tour, all activities, speakers, rain barrel artists, musical entertainment and more at: www.rainwaterrevival.com. The Rainwater Revival is produced by the Hill Country Alliance and made free by the generosity of our sponsors.