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Save the Rain: Buy a Rain Barrel
Mecklenburg County: "Buy a reduced-price rain barrel for use in watering your plants and lawn."

September 27, 2006

PLANTS PREFER THEIR WATER AU' NATUREL: BUY A RAIN BARREL FROM CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG

Charlotte, NC – Plants thrive on natural rainwater - no chlorine, ammonia, fluoride or other chemicals that may be added to your tap water. That's why the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District and Charlotte Storm Water Services encourage you to purchase a reduced-price rain barrel to use when watering your plants and lawn.

Plants thrive on natural rainwater - no chlorine, ammonia, fluoride or other chemicals that may be added to your tap water. That's why the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District and Charlotte Storm Water Services encourage you to purchase a reduced-price rain barrel to use when watering your plants and lawn.

Visit the Web site www.mecklenburgconservation.com to view pictures of barrels. To order, call 704-336-RAIN or email savetherain@yahoo.com .

Orders must be in by October 9 and the barrels will be available for pickup on October 14. Pickup is at the Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, from 9 a.m. - noon.

This sale offers three sizes of rain barrels, manufactured by RainBarrelUSA:
- 55-gallon barrel for $60
- 60-gallon barrel for $85
- 80-gallon barrel for $100

One inch of rain on a thousand square foot roof equals about 625 gallons of water, save the rain now for use in the spring time! Not only are you conserving a vital natural resource, you may save a little on your water bill.

The Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District is a local organization working with residents, agencies, and business owners to plan and direct programs for the conservation and development of natural resources. For more information on the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District, check the Web site www.mecklenburgconservation.com or call 704-336-2455.




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