WQF Rain Barrel Initiative

13248582_1715349708717523_1057129365916638064_oThe WQF is gearing up for its 2017 Rain Barrel Initiative!   We will be conducting three “Make it, Take it” Rain Barrel workshops and selling commercial rain barrels.


These workshops are designed for you to walk out of the workshop with knowledge on how rain barrels functions, an understanding of their benefits and how to install them.  Plus, you will receive important stormwater information all homeowners should know to be good stewards of our environment!

Downloadable Flyer

Following is additional information:

Cost:  $40 per barrel  (couples and families may come and just purchase one barrel or more!)

All workshops:  10 am to Noon

Dates and Locations

March 25th – Town of Farragut at Farragut Town Hall

April 29th – City of Oak Ridge – at Oak Ridge Central Services Complex, 100 Woodbury Lane

May 13th – Knox County at Harvest Park located at 4775 New Harvest Ln

To register for any of the workshops contact:

  • Kellie at the UT Water Resources Research Center
  • E-mail: kcaughor@utk.edu
  • Phone: (865) 974-2151
  • Advanced registration is required; Space is limited

Payment is due the day of the workshop (cash or check only)

 When you register, please provide the following:

  1. Workshop you want to attend
  2. Number of barrels you want to make
  3. Number of people in your party

Your e-mail address; if you don’t have an email address, please leave a phone number. We will only use this information for workshop reminders.

The “Ivy” Rain Barrel Sale

Classic_Ivy_Glamor_Web_400x572You can now pre-order the Ivy rain barrel!  As a way to introduce homeowners to rain barrels, the Forum is selling Ivy which normally retails for $129 for only $70.

Go to the following link to place your order:

Pre-ordered rain barrels are to be picked up on June 3rd  from 9 am to 1 pm at the University of Tennessee Gardens located off of Neyland Drive.  Additional rain barrels will be on sale June 3 but supplies will be limited so if you want to purchase one that day, we suggest you come early.

The Forum continues to sell Ivy because of the positive feedback we continue to receive on this barrel.  Here are key features of it.

  • 50 gallon capacity
  • 100% made in the USA
  • Made of recycled plastic
  • Two large overflow ports to handle heavy rains
  • Child-resistant lid for extra safety

For more information on its features and a video on how to install, go to the pre-order link.

Please feel free to download a flyer and post and/or share at events!

Downloadable Ivy Rain Barrel Sale Flyer