Rain barrel sale
Purchase barrels at a discount through Nov. 9
Round Rock's Water Conservation Program is promoting a rain barrel sale between now and Nov. 9.
Log onto cityrainbarrelprogram.org to order any of the three rain barrel styles or the downspout diverters being offered through the program. Online orders only at this time.
The barrels will be distributed from 8:30 a.m. to Noon Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Dell Diamond's northeast parking lot. (This is the lot behind the bank.)
- The 50-gallon Spring Saver barrel has a compact design with a flat back, to nestle up close to the side of your house. It measures 32" tall x 24" wide. (bottom left picture) It’s available in 6 color choices and being sold for $64.99.
- The 54-gallon Rain Saver barrel looks like a traditional barrel and is available in 3 color choices. It measures 36" tall x 23" wide. It’s being sold for $84.99.
- The Classic 100-gallon barrel is lined on its interior to prevent mold and algae growth. They are available in 28 colors and being sold for $208.65.
- The Downspout Diverter system allows you to divert water from your gutter downspouts without have to cutoff the downspout. (Not pictured here) Two different models are available at $15.99 and $21.
The last day to place orders is Sunday, Nov. 9. A limited number of extra barrels will be available for sale on the day of the distribution. Order today to ensure you get the barrels you want!
Any of these barrels are eligible for the City's Water Harvesting Rebate. You must be a direct City water customer to qualify for the rebate.
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: Thursday, August 21, 2014