Help manage rising water costs, save vegetation from drought conditions and help our community protect its aquifers: 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.
You can get unpainted barrels, or painted ones in forest green, Earth brown or Nantucket gray. Painted ones cost $70. Unpainted ones cost $69.
How to order?
BEFORE March 31, visit The Great American Rain Barrel Company’s website, select Community Programs, select Wayland to see what is available to order and the prices. You will be able to pay with credit card on this website to reserve your barrel(s).
Or email The Great American Rain Barrel Company for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICK UP on April 7.
There will be only ONE pickup day. If you cannot make this day, make sure to send a neighbor or friend, or let us know and we may be able to help.
The barrels, which are made from recycled olive shipping containers, can hold 60 gallons of water at a time, are chlorine free, UV-protected, and include a mosquito net to prevent infestation.
In 2017, more than 200 Natick and Wayland residents purchased these barrels and use the water for their gardens and lawns – saving the equivalent of almost 22,500 flushes of a modern, low-consumption toilet.