Rain barrels available at discount
Purchase barrels now through March 30
The City of Round Rock's Utilities and Environmental Services Department, along with the City of Cedar Park, Williamson County and Wells Branch MUD, will offer an online rain barrel sales event through March 30.
Two sizes of rain barrel will be available to pre-purchase online. There are no limits on quantity.
Distribution will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5, at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 C.R. 175, Leander, TX.
These rain barrels are available at a discounted price during this time to encourage residents to conserve water and protect water quality. They are eligible for the City's rainwater rebate (PDF). The rebate is only available to Round Rock water customers.
The available rain barrels are:
Compost bins are also available for purchase for $65 from the online vendor and will be distributed during the same event.
The City of Round Rock will not be taking payments for this program. | Order online
Why rain barrels
Rain barrels capture rainwater from roof-tops by connecting to the home's downspout. This water would typically be sent down the storm drain carrying potential contaminants and contributing to flash flooding. The cumulative effect of rain barrels implemented throughout a geographic area can have a significant impact on storm water management and water quality. Water collected by the rain barrels can be used for gardens, lawns, and to wash pets.
Customers can purchase more than one and the rain barrels can be linked together. They can fit in the back seat of most vehicles.
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014