Look to the sky for our water supply and learn how to capture and use it at the fifth annual Rainwater Revival, which returns to Dripping Springs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on October 25. The popular and free “edufest” event is put on by the Hill Country Alliance. “We began our part-educational, part-fun fest in Dripping Springs in 2010, and after two years there we took the event on the road to other parts of the Hill Country,” said Event Chair Karen Ford. “We’re happy to be coming home to share the latest information about rainwater conservation and harvesting at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. With increasing population growth and development, we know there continues to be a huge interest in rainwater harvesting to take some pressure off local aquifers and dwindling surface water supplies.”
Since the start of the annual event, thousands of people— both novices and experienced rainwater harvesters— have learned the latest in rainwater catchment techniques for both indoor and outdoor use from an array of experts, speakers and exhibitors. At the same time, the family-friendly Rainwater Revival offers food, music and conservationthemed arts and crafts for kids. Once again, rain barrels turned into functional works of art by Hill Country artists will be auctioned off in order to provide grants to Hill Country schools for conservation activities.
Homeowners that live entirely on rainwater, along with professional rainwater catchment system designers and installers, and experienced do-it-yourselfers, will share information throughout the one-day event.
The Hill Country Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country. For more information, visit RainwaterRevival.com.