Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Discounted rain barrels available through E-town Area Water Authority

The Elizabethtown Area Water Authority is offering rain barrels to customers at a discounted price -- at $80 each -- if you order by April 20. And then from 9 to 11 a.m. on May 2, you can attend a seminar to learn how to use the rain barrel and pick it up at EAWA's offices, 211 Hummelstown St.

To order a rain barrel, visit EAWA's dedicated page. You must pay for the rain barrels in advance.

Why is EAWA offering rain barrels? Water conservation is an important aspect of the work that EAWA does. In addition, municipalities in Lancaster County face more stringent requirements for stormwater runoff, every little thing we can do to prevent excess runoff will help. A rain barrel is an effective and relatively inexpensive way to prevent runoff. Not to mention, you can save money using the water to water your plants or garden.

The seminar on May 2 will feature discussion on the rain barrels themselves, rain gardens, native plants and more. For more information about the seminar or the rain barrels, contact Michele Powl at 717-367-7448 ot mpowl@etown-water.com.

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