The Town of Chelmsford is offering a Rain Barrel Program to help residents conserve water and save money.
Rain barrels collect and store rain water for outdoor water use, allowing homeowners to save on their water bill. In New England, rain barrels can help save as much as 1700 gallons of water during the extended summer months. They also reduce pollutants from entering into the water supplies by reducing runoff – this helps towns manage the water supplies and keep costs down. Rain barrel are low cost and easy to install.
The rain barrel is repurposed from a 60 gallon shipping drum that is 39" tall by 24" wide, 20 lbs. empty. The shipping drum is made from 3/16" polyethylene which is UV protected and BPA free. The barrel comes complete with overflow fittings, drain plug, screw on cover, and a threaded spigot with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering can or a garden hose. The rain barrel arrives with simple instructions for fast and easy installation.
Chelmsford is offering the Great American Rain Barrel in three colors; Forest Green, Earth Brown or Nantucket Gray at the low cost of $79 versus the retail price of $119. To take advantage of this community program discount please go to: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/c-181-chelmsford.aspx
or call (800)251-2352.
Barrels will be available for pick up: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 From 5-7 pm.
Chelmsford DPW at 9 Alpha Road, Chelmsford MA 01824
Deadline for purchase: Orders must be received by April 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM
For more information contact: Suzanne Gebelein (800)251-2352