Aquarion Water Company is again offering 60-gallon rain barrels at a discount to its customers across the state. The rain barrel sales support the utility’s conservation program and, the company says, also “provides numerous benefits for users.”
You can pick up the barrels, which will cost you $75, in Darien on June 5, Aquarion says. But you’ll have to order them by May 28.
Here’s most of the company’s announcement:
Rain barrels are an efficient and effective way to store rain water for later use by collecting rain and runoff from a roof or downspout. They provide a free, ready source of water for filling watering cans, connecting a garden hose, feeding a drip irrigation system and other outdoor chores. For example, one 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel can consistently provide water for a 100 square foot garden.
“Rain barrels are a great resource for homeowners, especially during dry summer months when water use may be restricted,” said Carolyn Giampe, director of environmental management for Aquarion.
“In addition to conserving water, which helps residents save money, rain barrels also reduce pollution in Connecticut’s water supplies by limiting storm water runoff.”
Aquarion is offering rain barrels to its customers for $75, which is 40% less than the regular retail price of $125. To take advantage of this community program discount, visit this Web page on the company website.
The deadline to order is May 28, 2021. Pick-up dates and locations are included below. Additional details are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and will be provided prior to the pick-up date.
Saturday, June 5
Saturday, June 12
Litchfield , CT