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2009 Rain Barrel Sale

The York Energy Efficiency Committee is again offering rain barrels for sale at a real savings. This year’s price is $75 for interested area residents — a 40% discount from the usual retail price $125. This great price is available because we order in quantity from SkyJuice New England and have a central pick-up point. It’s an opportunity to protect the environment and to support a local York business. Rain barrels save water, helping to decrease storm water runoff and to recharge our groundwater. And your garden will thrive!

Rain barrels collect rainwater from your roof either where it streams off your roof or from your downspout. ¼ inch of rain on a 1,000 square foot roof will fill two 60-gallon rain barrels! Connect a drip irrigation, soaker or garden hose or water with a watering can. Your garden and house plants will love this naturally soft water. Think of the savings: less summer usage of town water and conservation of your well water.

You become part of the local watershed by releasing rainwater from the rain barrels into your gardens to slowly soak into the soil. This decreases storm water runoff and helps recharge our local groundwater.

The Committee will take orders and organize a bulk delivery on May 2nd to the York Middle School parking lot on Organug Road in York. The York Energy Efficiency Committee is organizing a York Energy and Climate Day Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school – speakers, workshops, product and service information, etc. Should be a wonderful event so mark it down on your calendar and tell everyone you know!

Dorothy Healy is the coordinator of the sale for the York Energy Efficiency Committee. Download the order form here: 2009 rain barrel order form. (Her contact information is on the form.)

Next steps: Order your rain barrel(s) by April 24, pick it up on May 2nd and enjoy the Fair to learn more about what you can do to meet the challenges facing us in energy conservation and climate change.

What better way to spend a Saturday morning in the spring? Buy a rain barrel and be part of the solution!

Rain barrels

Rain barrels

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