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Rain Barrels Available at Discount

The City of Cambridge has once again partnered with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, MA to offer rain barrels to residents at a discount to help conserve water, reduce stormwater runoff and save money.

Each UV protected polyethylene rain barrel is manufactured in the USA from a recycled shipping drum that stands 39" tall by 24" wide and weighs 20 lbs. empty with a wall thickness of 3/16", resulting in a rigid, heavy duty rain barrel that will last virtually forever. The barrel comes complete with overflow fittings, drain plug, screw on cover, and a threaded spigot with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering can or a garden hose. A local non-profit agency, Green Cambridge (www.greencambridge.org ), is offering to install rain barrels for Cambridge residents. If you prefer to install them yourself, the rain barrel arrives with simple instructions for fast and easy installation.

Cambridge is offering the Great American Rain Barrel in three colors; Forest Green, Earth Brown or Nantucket Gray at the low cost of $69 versus the retail price of $119. To take advantage of this community program discount please go to:
https://greatamericanrainbarrel.com/c-102-cambridge.aspx or email info@tgarb.com call (800)251-2352. Rain barrel orders must be completed by Thursday, May 15.

Barrels will be available for
Pick up on Thursday, May 22nd
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Cambridge DPW
147 Hampshire Street

For more information contact:
Catherine Daly Woodbury - Department of Public Works Representative (617) 349-4818 or cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov  
Suzanne Gebelein - Great American Rain Barrel Representative (800)251-2352 or Info@tgarb.com  

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