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How Central Coast wineries and breweries can help locals conserve water

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It won't be in time for this weekend's storm, but a local group is helping people install rain barrels through a partnership with local wineries and breweries.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper teamed up with Figueroa Mountain Brewery for an event this Sunday that's already fully booked.

An expert will explain how to install the barrels and conversion kits for your home's gutter system. 

Organizer Kira Redmond says just because all the barrels are already spoken for this time around, there's still room for more people to attend.

"Even people who aren't getting one of these can are invited to come to the event and just learn how to do it," said Redmond. "We're definitely planning on doing this again and getting our hands on as many of these barrels as we can."

Redmond says brewers and vintners are already expressing interest in future events. She says one more event is in the planning stages for the fall with Figueroa, and she hopes to get enough barrels from other local breweries and wineries for additional Central Coast events as well.