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Hands-on Innovative Water Harvesting Workshop


September 26, 2014
New Hanover County Executive Development Center
Azalea Room 
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405



About the Workshop:

Rainwater harvesting systems are extremely useful practices that have been used for thousands of years for capturing and supplementing water resources. Recently, more emphasis has been placed on using water harvesting systems to better manage stormwater runoff and reduce potable water consumption. This hands-on workshop, lead by experienced installers from NC State University - Cooperative Extension, local private industry, and local government will provide lessons learned through both classroom instruction, a tour of other water harvesting systems, and hands-on assembly of a 1,200 gallon system systems typically found throughout the state of North Carolina. Also included will be latest innovative design modifications for increasing the stormwater management benefits of these systems.

Who Should Attend
Landscapers, local gov't personnel, homeowners, business owners, engineers, landscape architects, Master gardeners, others involved in landscaping and stormwater.

NOTE: Part of this workshop will include outside assembly of a water harvesting system and a tour. Wear appropriate clothing, hat, and shoes, and bring sunscreen. Water and ice will be provided.


8:00 am Registration
8:30 Welcome & Introductions
  Why Manage Stormwater?
  Design and Construction Lessons Learned
10:00 Break
10:15 The New and Improved NCSU Rainwater Harvester Model
  Systems Maintenance and Innovative Drawdown Systems
  Combining Irrigation and Stormwater Management
11:30 Begin Hands-on Installation next door at Military Cut-Off Rd. Fire station
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 Resume installation; test system
2:00 Begin tours
5:00 Adjourn


This workshop is sponsored by City of Wilmington Stormwater Services, Rainstorm Solutions, Inc., Town of Wrightsville Beach, and New Hanover County Cooperative Extension.

Heal Our Waterways   Rainstorm Solutions Inc

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Workshop Fees

$15 per person - includes lunch, materials, refreshments

To REGISTER ONLINE, please click here. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, checks and cash. If paying by check, make your check payable to NCSU-BAE. Mail your check and copy of your registration form to:

Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard



NHC Executive Development Center:



Contact Cathy Smith or Christina Shepard for questions about registration: