Belmont Residents Can Purchase Discount Rain Barrels
It’s rain barrel time in Belmont residents. Five years ago Sustainable Belmont partnered with Great American Rain Barrel to help residents conserve water and reduce flooding. To date, Sustainable Belmont has sold 233 barrels. (Considering that each barrel holds 60 gallons of water that’s at least 13,980 gallons of water residents are diverting from Belmont’s over-burdened sewer-system each year.) Because of space requirements to store them at DPW, this discount program is offered just once yearly in the spring.
Each UV protected polyethylene rain barrel is manufactured in the USA from a recycled shipping drum and stands 39″ tall by 24″ wide and weighs 20 lbs. empty. Thebarrel comes complete with overflow fittings, drain plug, mesh screen for keeping out bugs and leaves, and a threaded spigot with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering can or a garden hose. The rain barrel arrives with simple instructions for fast and easy installation.
The Great American Rain Barrel comes in three colors; Forest Green, Earth Brown or Nantucket Gray and cost $75 to Belmont residents versus the retail price of $119; or $60 for an unpainted barrel.
To take advantage of this Belmont program please go to: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/p-124-great-american-rain-barrel-belmont.aspx
or call (800)251-2352.
Barrels will be available for pick up Saturday, June 13th from 9:00-11:00am, at the Belmont DPW on C Street. The deadline for ordering is Friday, June 6th at 5:00pm.