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Posted on: April 25, 2017

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Discounted Rain Barrels Offered to Natick Residents

 

Town Promotes Rain Barrels as an Effective and Environmentally-Friendly 

Way to Collect and Save Water

April 25, 2017, Natick, MA – The Town of Natick, MA is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer discounted rain barrels to residents as part of a water conservation and sustainability program.  

Rain barrels available through the program can hold 60 gallons of water at a time, are chlorine free, UV-protected, and include a mosquito net to prevent infestation.  They are offered in three colors; Forest Green, Earth Brown or Nantucket Gray at the cost of $69, or unpainted for $64. This is a 45% savings from the retail price of $119. 

“Rain barrels are an effective way to collect and save water, and we are excited to offer residents an easy way to manage water costs, save vegetation from drought conditions and help protect our community’s aquifers,said Jillian Wilson-Martin, Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Natick. “Barrels purchased through this program are being sold at a significant discount, and we hope residents will take advantage of this opportunity.”

In the Eastern region of Massachusetts, there is typically 16” of rain from May 1 – September 30, and residents who use a rain barrel have the ability to collect as much as 1500 gallons in a season.  For every inch of rainfall, a 1,000 square foot surface can collect 620 gallons of water – a significant source of water that homeowners could use for their lawns and gardens for free. Based on the average roof size, more than two 60 gallon rain barrels will fill for every 1/5” of rainfall. The Great American Rain Barrel Company recommends one barrel for every 100 square feet garden, and multiple barrels are easily linked together for additional collection and storage.

Residents who purchase the rain barrels must preorder them by June 3, 2017 at 5:00pm. The barrels will then be distributed on the Town Common during the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Participating residents will be responsible for picking up their rain barrel on the distribution day and for installing the systems at their home. Installation instructions are available online at: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/installation-care-and-tips/

To take advantage of this offer please visit www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com, select Community Programs and look for Natick, MA or contact the company via email info@tgarb.com, or phone (800) 251-2352.

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