Want to capture and use rainwater? There’s an event for that.

With last week’s rain wreaking havoc on West Valley roadways and dampening holiday plans, another major winter storm is set to hit the region Friday.

Many local residents may be wondering if there is a way to harness that free water from the sky, and how they might use it for watering their lawns or gardens.

The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency is hoping to answer those questions and more at a workshop this weekend.

Set for Saturday, December 7, the gathering will provide residents information on rain gardens, rain barrels, and cisterns as ways to conserve water and reduce runoff. Additionally, there will be information about how to buy or build, manage, and get rebates for theses systems.

Running from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto, 3700 Middlefield Rd., the workshop couldn’t be more timely.

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