Rain Barrels: A Water & Money Saver
No matter where you live, it seems we all have wacky weather - rain for weeks on end and then all of a sudden it is hot and dry and you are wishing you had some rain! A few years ago I decided that I wanted to take advantage of those rainy periods and looked into buying a rain barrel.
I found a great local compay, The Great American Rain Barrel Company. The owners of the company are also the owners of a food-importing business. They import olives from Spain - and the olives come packed in 60-gallon drums. Once the olives were gone, the had no use for the rain barrels. Two teachers who had the idea to save water by using rain barrels came to them with the idea to re-purpose the drums. Twenty years later the company is still going strong.
Located in nearby Hyde Park MA, consumers can pick up rain barrels directly from their facility. Their website also provides links to online retailers who offer their products, as well as retailers in a number of different states where customers can find the rain barrels. In addition, they partner with several local communities to provide a discount program to help the community manage its water resources. Neighboring Milton MA, Walpole MA and Dedham MA are a few of the communities who have partnered with them. I wonder if we could get Canton MA to join the program?
The rain barrels are easy to install right along side your gutter, with a rain diverter that diverts the rain right into the barrel. As I sit here & type, I know that my barrel is being re-filled with the rain. When the weather dries up, I can water my flowers with the free water in my rain barrel - saving money on my water bill and conserving water. I'm thinking it might be time to get a second barrel.
So, whether you live in Canton MA, or another Norfolk County community - or in another state, think about a rain barrel for water and money savings!
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