DIY rain barrel workshop offered by Clemson Extension



If you missed out on Clemson Extension's last DIY rain barrel workshop, you are in luck; another is planned for Sumter, Florence and Darlington.

The workshop, via online video, will teach participants how to assemble a rain barrel that requires no downspout.

Participants will receive a link to the video, a pre-cut 55-gallon rain barrel and all necessary supplies for assembly including screen to keep out mosquitos for $35. The tutorial will even include optional steps for painting your rain barrel.

Rain barrel supplies must be obtained during no-contact pick-up at Clemson Extension office in Sumter County, 115 N. Harvin St., or Florence County, between noon and 1 p.m. June 11, but barrels can be purchased now. One rain barrel per household. Supplies are limited, and registration is required. Register at

For additional information, call Katie Altman, water resources agent with Clemson Cooperative Extension in Sumter, at (803) 848-8164; or Tancey Belken in Florence at (843) 519-2403. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please notify your Clemson Extension office 10 days prior.