The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility Department wishes to remind the public that plastic rain barrels need to be stored properly for the winter.
It’s recommended that any water remaining in the barrel be used or drained before freezing temperatures to avoid damage to the barrel.
Rain barrels are designed to collect rainwater from existing downspouts. Standard designs hold approximately 200 litres of water that can then be used for outdoor water needs, such as watering plants and gardens. Water used from rain barrels is not subject to the City’s Seasonal Water Restrictions that come into effect annually on June 1.
To learn about other great ways to conserve water, visit: www.bewaterfriendly.com
City of Charlottetown