Three DCSD schools place in Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium Rain Barrel Art Review
Three Darlington County School District schools created award-winning entries for the Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium’s 2016 Rain Barrel Art Review.
North Hartsville Elementary took first place in the school category, earning a pizza party and movie tickets. The Hartville Middle School Art Magnet program and Darlington High School National Art Honor Society earned first and second place, respectively, in the community group category. Hartsville Middle School’s program earned a $100 gift card, and Darlington High School’s program won a $75 gift card.
The consortium announced the six overall contest winners recently during Kalmia Gardens’ Earth Day/Duck Cup. More than 100 attendees voted on rain barrel entries to determine the winners.
The rain barrels are 55-gallon drums converted to water collection and storage containers, intended to allow redirection and reuse of stormwater. The winning barrels will be installed at the schools to promote those uses and the conservation of water.
The barrels have screens to filter debris and keep breeding mosquitos from the stored water. The barrels also have spigots for watering cans and overflow valves to allow water redirection into a flower bed or other desired location through the use of tubing.
For more information about rain barrels, please visit http://media.clemson.edu/public/restoration/carolina%20clear/toolbox/cc_rainbarrel_manual_may11.pdf. For more information about the Darlington County School District, please visit www.darlington.k12.sc.su.