Rain barrels available at discount
Purchase barrels now through March 31
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 31.
Three sizes of rain barrel will be available to pre-purchase online. There are no limits on quantity.
Residents will pick them up from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, 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.
The available rain barrels are:
The City of Round Rock will not be taking payments for this program.
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 wash cars and pets.
The rain barrel is 42.5"H x 22"W x 18"L. Customers can purchase more than one and the rain barrels can be linked together.
Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013