When the rain falls, it all has to go somewhere. In the woods, most of it is sucked into the ground to recharge ground water and let trees drink. But when it hits a roof, road, parking lot, compacted soil, or other impervious surfaces, where does it go? It all ends up in our beautiful waterways. There are ways to reduce the amount of runoff entering the water, reduce the amount of sediments in the runoff, and detain it so it can evaporate. There are several ways to actually accomplish this, from simple solutions to more complex methods. Contact the District for more information.
Rain Barrels For Sale
Our rain barrels come with the hardware already installed. The barrels are food safe, but using roof runoff water is NOT recommended as a drinking source for humans or pets.
The barrels are paintable if you use paints appropriate for plastics. We recommend that you seal the painted work so that it won't pop off or become scratched.
The lids are a two part lid - similar to the design of a canning jar - a ring and insert. This design/configuration is helpful to you because you can discard the insert and replace it with nylon screen to keep the water you've collected free of debris and keep mosquitos out.
The cost of the barrels is $50.00. Please call 518 962 8225 to purchase or with any other questions.