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East County News Service
February 8, 2020 (Spring Valley) – If you would like to capture rainwater to use in your garden, a rain barrel distribution event will be held Feb. 22 at Mt.Miguel High School In Spring Valley. Rebates are available and  pre-orders should be made by Feb. 16.  See details below. 
Event Name: Rain Barrel Distribution Event - Spring Valley
When: Saturday, February 22, 9 am - 1 pm
Where: Mt. Miguel High School, 8585 Blossom Ln, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Contact: (760)436-7986 x700 or compost@solanacenter.org
Event Description: 
Collecting rainwater is a great way to reduce potable water use, prevent harmful runoff, and give your plants free, freshwater
Rain barrels are eligible for a $35 rebate through the San Diego County Water Authority's WaterSmart program. Residents of Unincorporated San Diego County also qualify for an additional $30 discount. Read more on the Rainwater Solutions website.
Each barrel we send home can capture up to 50 gallons of water in just a few minutes (depending on your roof configuration and rainfall). Pre-order your rain barrel by February 16 for pick up at the Solana Center rain barrel event on February 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm.

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Catching Rain

Rain running off a roof in one spot doesn't amount to much. My house has gutters and downspouts thet empty at ground level. Does the average homeowner or renter have the tools and knowledge to modify their gutter system? It looks like the barrels are at least three feet tall.