The Mar Vista community will be the host of a pilot program by the Los Angeles Department of Public Works for the city’s first-of-its-kind free Rainwater Harvesting event.

The initiative will be a participant in the Wise Water Use Expo, which will be hosted by the Mar Vista Community Council at the Mar Vista Recreation Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21st.

The Rainwater Harvesting program will transform willing residents’ homes into admirable best practices by installing free rain barrels and rerouting downspouts for residents and businesses.

The initiative will be enlisting sign-ups for the free services as soon as the application has been finalized. The city will offer opportunities for residents to obtain a free rain barrel or downspout disconnection to help save water dollars and improve local water quality.

Information, (562) 597-0205.