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Monday, April 25, 2016

Aquarion: Roll Out the Barrel Image
A water barrel offered for sale by Aquarion. Aquarion Water Co. photo

Aquarion Water Company today announced it is offering for sale discounted rain barrels to its Connecticut customers as part of the company’s water conservation efforts.

Rain barrels are an efficient and effective way to store rainwater for later use by collecting rain and runoff from a roof or downspout, a news release said.

“They provide a free, ready source of water for filling watering cans, connecting a garden hose, feeding a drip irrigation system and other outdoor chores,” the company said

It said one 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel can consistently irrigate a 100 square foot garden, and only one quarter-inch of rainfall on an average can fill the barrel.

“Rain barrels are great to use during dry periods, even when restrictions are imposed on water usage,” said Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion president and CEO.

“They help homeowners save money, conserve water, and help to mitigate pollution in Connecticut’s water supplies by limiting storm water runoff.”

Aquarion is offering rain barrels to its customers for $80, which it said is more than 35 percent off the regular retail price of $125.

To take advantage of the program discount, visit The deadline for ordering is Friday, May 27. Customers with questions should call Aquarion’s rain barrel partner, Skyjuice New England at (207)363-1505.

The barrels, which Aquation says fit in the back seat of most cars, will be available for pickup on the following days:

•      Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookfield Municipal Center, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield
•      Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Noroton Heights train station, 0 Ledge Road, Darien (next to Darien Emergency Medical Services building)
•      Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St, Trumbull
•      Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Litchfield Town Hall, 74 West St, Litchfield
•      Monday-Friday, June 20-24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aquarion Water Company, 349 Mistuxet Ave., Stonington


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Interesting and potentially great idea.

One concern, how do they let water in and not provide a breeding spot for mosquitoes?

Posted by Joel Hallas on April 26, 2016 at 11:15 AM | #