Discount Rain Barrel Program

Rain Barrel

 

Cambridge residents eligible to participate in the Great American Rain Barrel Program

 

Cambridge, MA, May 17, 2022 - The City of Cambridge is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Program to provide discount rain barrels for Cambridge residents. Barrels are offered at $79 for painted and $74 for unpainted.

Rain barrels offer homeowners an alternate free water supply to use on lawns, gardens, or plants by capturing rainwater from the roof for later use. With the increasing intensity and frequency of rainfall, rain barrels also reduce stormwater runoff and allow for groundwater to recharge, keeping local waterways cleaner.

“Using a rain barrel is one of the many ways you can help conserve water and protect our environment,” says Owen O’Riordan, Commissioner, Cambridge Department of Public Works. “It helps the City conserve valuable water resources and helps homeowners reduce their water bills. It’s a win-win for the city and the homeowner.”

To participate in Cambridge’s The Great American Rain Barrel Program, please visit: www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/ and select “Cambridge”. Barrels will be available for pick up on June 14th 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the parking lot across from 63 Mooney St. Deadline for purchase is June 5th. For questions about the discounted rain barrel program, contact Catherine Woodbury, Project Manager, Department of Public Works at cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov.

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About the Great American Rain Barrel

The Great American Rain Barrel is a local food importing company that has been repurposing shipping drums into Rain Barrels since 1988. The Great American Rain Barrel Co. has been an approved vendor by the MASS DEP since 2010.

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