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What To Know About Your Rising Water Bill, Learn How To Use Rainwater, and a Call for Art About Democracy

Francesca Dabecco
Francesca Dabecco
Posted on July 27
Pennsylvania Resources Council rain water collection

Pennsylvania Resources Council says that collecting rainwater isn’t as hard as you think. (Aaron007 / Getty)

Welcome to your Hey Pittsburgh bulletin board — a virtual space to share volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, workshops, and more things that help you and your neighbors.

🌧️ Learn How To Use Rainwater

Register with the Pennsylvania Resources Council to get a tutorial on how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it, and use it to irrigate your landscape on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Phipps Conservatory. Plus, learn how to practice watershed protection and reduce your contribution to sewer overflow, flooding, and polluted urban runoff. It’s $80 for the workshop and rain barrel; $20 for the workshop only.

📈 What’s Going On With Your Water Bill?

Public hearings on the proposed PWSA increases are happening via Zoom at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. today. 🎧 Listen to City Cast Pittsburgh to learn why your water cost could go up 70% in 2024.

🚘 SCAN Drivers Needed

Steel City Access Network is looking for volunteers to provide supportive and comfortable transportation for folks traveling to Western Pennsylvania to access reproductive health care. Apply to drive here.

📣 Call For Art

Casey Droege Cultural Productions and the Keystone Progress Education Fund are seeking art that creates a dialogue around democracy and the current political climate amid a local election year. The art should explore how democracy impacts censorship, reproductive justice, workers' rights, economic justice, and most importantly, what a healthy democracy should look like. The deadline to submit is Aug. 14; accepted art will be in an exhibition running September to October.

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