“We (are) offering this program to help manage rising water costs, save vegetation from drought conditions and help our community protect its aquifers,” Don Millette, the Wayland DPW’s water superintendent, said in a press release. “We want residents to use rain barrels because they are an effective way to collect and save water.”
Residents can collect as much as 1,500 gallons in a season by using a rain barrel. The barrels provide a water source for watering landscaping and reduce runoff. They are easily connected to the downspouts and can be linked together, according to the release.
The barrels come in forest green, Earth brown or Nantucket gray.
Painted ones cost $69. Unpainted ones cost $64.
- To purchase barrels, visit www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com and look for Wayland in the Community Program tab.
- People can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-251-2352.
- The deadline to purchase barrels is at 5 p.m. on June 10.
- Prepaid barrels will be available for pick up from 9 to 11 a.m. June 17 at the Wayland DPW, 66 River Road.
(As reported by Brian Benson for the Wayland Town Crier)