It's not too late to sign up for the rain barrel workshops this weekend! We have TWO - one Friday afternoon 3pm to 5pm and the other Saturday from 1pm to 3pm. The workshops are only $40 and you walk away with a rain barrel all ready to set up at your house! If the area of your house's "footprint" is 1300 sq ft, then you could capture up to 13,946 gallons of water in an average summer of rain (June - September), assuming you have enough rain barrels to capture it... :)
Be sure to register at http://va-hampton.civicplus.com/FormCenter/Hampton-Boards-Commissions--Committees-5/Rain-Barrel-Workshop-Registration-127 or go to the Hampton Clean City Commission Quick Links on the bottom right side of our page.
*This formula was provided by savingwater.org: (inches of rain) X .6 (1in/sq ft is .6 gallons) X the area of your house's footprint (length times width)