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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. This is a 45% savings from the retail price of $119.
“It’s that time of year again – the time to think about water conservation,”said Jillian Wilson-Martin, Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Natick. “Regular use of a rain barrel can pay for itself in one season and we are excited to offer discounted systems to residents again this year.”
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 1,500 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. Residents who are interested in purchasing the rain barrels must preorder them by May 5, 2018 at 5:00pm. The barrels will then be distributed on the Town Common during the Farmer’s Market from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, May 12, 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 https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com, select Community Programs and choose Natick, MA or contact the company via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (800) 251-2352. Order forms are also available at the Natick DPW for residents who wish to pre-order by mail.About The Great American Rain Barrel CompanyNatick is working with the Great American Rain Barrel Co., a local food importing company that has been re-purposing food-grade shipping drums into rain barrels since 1988. Last year 30% of Massachusetts Cities and Towns partnered with The Great American Rain Barrel Co, selling more than 3,000 barrels. The Great American Rain Barrel Co has been an approved vendor by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) since 2010.