Back by popular demand, the City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility is launching another spring rain barrel sale. Residents can purchase rain barrels, beginning today (Wednesday, March 22), which also marks World Water Day.
"How fitting that we’re re-launching this popular rain barrel program on World Water Day, during our Fix a Leak Week campaign as we’re already stressing the importance of conserving water," said Councillor Edward Rice, chair of the Water and Sewer Utility committee. "Rain barrels are a great way to address two concerns; water conservation and storm water management. Rain barrels are a great source for outdoor water needs, such as watering plants and gardens. And, the popularity of this initiative shows that citizens are passionate about, and supportive of, our water conservation efforts."
Rain barrels are designed to collect rainwater from existing downspouts. The City’s rain barrels can hold 208 litres of water. Multiple barrels can be added together to increase storage capacity, especially for residents and businesses who consume larger amounts of water for outdoor needs. Water used from rain barrels is not subject to the Seasonal Water Restrictions that will come into effect on June 1.
Rain barrels can be pre-purchased for $60, including HST, beginning Wednesday, March 22 until May 26 – while supplies last. They will be available for pick-up on May 27. All residents and business owners in Charlottetown are eligible to purchase up to three rain barrels. To purchase a rain barrel, visit the Water and Sewer Utility Department at City Hall, 199 Queen Street.
For more information about the Rain Barrel Program, visit www.charlottetown.ca and click on the Rain Barrel button (Direct URL: www.charlottetown.ca/rainbarrelsale.php). For more ways to conserve water, visit: www.BeWaterFriendly.com.
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