LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- The City of Lawton couldn't have asked for a better day to promote rain harvesting. To celebrate Earth Day, the Stormwater Division hosted a rain harvesting workshop at Elmer Thomas Park.
In an effort to promote water conservation, 250-gallon cisterns were sold for the reduced price of $50. Cisterns provide a cost effect alternative to using tap water for multiple uses.
"It's a free source of water they are able to use for outdoor watering, safe for dogs to drink, wash cars, vegetables," said Cynthia Williams, an environmental specialist.
Everyone who bought a cistern received step-by-step instructions on how to build and install a rain harvesting system. These events are held once a year.