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Mecklenburg County recommends that you store natural rainwater for your plants this summer in a rain barrel that you can purchase through June 10.

May 17, 2007

Store natural rainwater for your plants this summer in a rain barrel, while saving money and improving water quality. Thousands of gallons of water run off roofs in a rain storm. As the water rushes to the storm drain and creeks, it picks up sediment, oils and chemicals. You can help reduce that runoff and store clean, natural water for your plants by using a rain barrel, offered for sale by the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District.

Store natural rainwater for your plants this summer in a rain barrel, while saving money and improving water quality. Thousands of gallons of water run off roofs in a rain storm. As the water rushes to the storm drain and creeks, it picks up sediment, oils and chemicals. You can help reduce that runoff and store clean, natural water for your plants by using a rain barrel, offered for sale by the .

Click here to view pictures of barrels and to order a rain barrel.

Orders must be in by June 10. The barrels will be available for payment and pick up on Saturday, June 16 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 that 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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