Protecting the Lowcountry’s Ecosystem in Your Own Backyard

May 14, 2018, 2:24 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Did you know excess rainwater can cause harm to an urban setting if it’s not properly collected?

Rainwater runoff is brimming with pollutants, like soil, litter, pet waste and much more that cause harm to our beaches and rivers.

But, you can make a difference with something as simple as a rain barrel.

Kim Counts Morganello is a Water Resources Extension agent with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension and explains how you can take part in a local rain barrel sale, and why collecting rain can truly help our environment.

    About the Ashley Cooper Storm Water Education Consorium’s 2018 rain barrel sale:

You can purchase a classic black 50-gallon ivy rain barrel for just $68 right now.

The deadline to place your order online is Sunday, May 27th at 11:00 p.m.

Pick up locations include:

– Gahagan Park in Summerville, SC from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
– Friday, June 1st, 2018

– Lonnie Hamilton Public Services BuildinG in North Charleston from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
– Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

To make a purchase or learn more, please click here.