With spring here (or almost here?) the Watertown Department of Public Works announced it has rain barrels for residents to purchase at a discounted rate.
Rain barrels can offset homeowner’s water usage, particularly in the spring, summer and fall seasons when outdoor watering needs increase. Also, stormwater from the Town’s drainage system flows directly to the Charles River without treatment and is one of many contributors to pollution in the river. Rain barrels can help reduce stormwater runoff.
The DPW requests that people call in advance (617-972-6420) before picking up a barrel.
The DPW sent out the following information:
Did you know that using a rain barrel to collect precious rainwater not only conserves energy and you may even save money on your next water bill?
Watertown DPW has partnered with The Great American Rain Barrel Company to provide rain barrels at a discount to its residents. They are heavy duty and come with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering can or a garden hose. Each barrel holds 60 gallons of rain water and is available in 3 earth tone colors.
As a Watertown resident, you are eligible to purchase rain barrels at the discounted rate of $65 and optional flow diverter at $16. The retail price is $119!
Some Facts about The Great American Rain Barrel
• Versatile design, sturdy construction
• Choice of 3 earth tone colors
• Each barrel holds 60 gallons
• 100% recycled containers
• Manufactured in the USA
• 20 years of satisfied customers
Order and pickup year-round at:
Watertown DPW, 124 Orchard Street, 617-972-6420
* Cash or check only