Monday, June 7, 2010

LWSC offering discount rain barrels

The Lynn Water & Sewer Commission is offering discounted rain barrels for the price of $74.95.   The rain barrels are made in Peabody by the New England Rain Barrel Company to help residents conserve water and reduce storm water runoff.
The barrels are 55 gallon blue plastic containers recycled from the U.S. food industry.  The kit comes complete with a 6-inch inlet opening in the top covered with a screened louver, and have 2 brass spigots to connect to a hose for watering and for overflow. Included is a 5 foot starter hose with a shutoff valve and instructions. Homeowners may paint the barrels if a different color is preferred.

For more information call The New England Rain Barrel Company at 877-977-3135 or order online at www.nerainbarrel. com.   
Orders must be placed by Friday, June 25. 

1 comment:

  1. We did this last year, we haven't had to use our house water in our garden yet, and are thinking about getting a second . Great program. Thank you Lynn!

    My only problem is, it seems the more we conserve, the higher the water rate gets. Besides environmental concerns, there should be incentive for those homeowners who do a better job of conserving, not punishment, like a discount for low milage with the auto insurance companies. If you have a lower water usage rate, you should get a discount. This would help seniors and fixed income families tremendously. I wish someone would factually explain to me in detail why, even though our family's usage has gone down, out water bill has nearly doubled since we moved here.