There are times when we realize what a wonderful community we live in. Saturday morning was one of them. Belmont’s Department of Public Works graciously allowed Sustainable Belmont to have rain barrels delivered to their yard and opened their doors for residents to pick them up. Amanda Mujica, for the 4th year in a row, organized the sale of rain barrels through Great American Rain Barrel Company. More than 200 rain barrels have been sold through this project which began 5 years ago by volunteers Judy Otto and Naomi Uesaka. Kudos to Amanda and our Department of Public Works. Saving thousands of gallons of water.
A rain barrel will save homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Saving water not only helps protect the environment, it saves you money and energy (decreased demand for treated tap water). Diverting water from storm drains also decreases the impact of runoff to streams. Rain barrels are an easy way for you to have a consistent supply of clean, fresh water for outdoor use, free. So, if you missed this year’s sale – catch us next year.