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Suggestion for the August 5th, "Rain Barrel Workshop"....Please, consider having someone share with all attendees how very important it is to insure their rain gutters they will be installing their rain barrel in-line with is squeaky clean. At 70 yrs of age, I've had a tiny bit of experience with rainwater harvesting into rain barrels, as did my mother and my grandmother. Granny always said, "Water in the barrel is only as clean as the gutter it came from....now gittttt busy and clean out those gutters!" Keeping gutter clean helps eliminate the possibility of clogs, that prevent the free continuous flow of rainwater (when it rains) and help stop mosquitoes from breeding in stagnant water in the gutters. (Mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus and roaches carry 33 different contagious diseases) Mold, virus, decaying leaves, pine needles, twigs, all are health issues if gutters are not kept clean. I hated cleaning gutters and wore myself out dragging around a ladder all day. It took all these years to finally come up with a "better mousetrap." I invite you to visit me at www.gutterclutterbuster.com and see the various methods of gutter cleaning available in todays market. Watch my short video and then you decide if you would like to save time, energy, and money, once when you clean the gutters with the Gutter Clutter Buster and twice when those gutters are squeaky clean you save money from the rainwater harvesting you will receive. Don't forget sometimes "more is better!" Consider installation of more than one rain barrel in-line. Instructions to do this are found on-line, that explain in detail, how this can be done. If I can do it, anyone can.So, have a great day on August 5. Buy those barrels and Stay Safe, Stay Well, and "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled."