Spring is nearly officially here, it happens on March 20! I wanted to remind you that the Water Conservation Program is having another rainbarrel sale, which ends on March 31, 2014! These are the same 50-gallon Ivy barrels and 65-gallon Moby barrels that were sold last year. You can pre-purchase barrels, online at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/centraltexas. There WILL be some “extra” barrels available for sale the day of the event, however, we cannot hold them or guarantee the amount we will have–it’s first come, first served.
The pre-ordered barrels will be distributed on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Southwest Williamson County Park near the Quarry Splash Pad. For those of you that purchased barrels last April, it’s the same place. This is the County Park just north of the 1431 – Sam Bass Road/FM 175 intersection. It’s the one with the train.
Barrels purchased at this event ARE eligible for the City’s rainwater rebate. There will be applications for the rebate provided on the distribution date. You must be a City of Round Rock water customer in order to receive the rebate. You do not have to be a City water customer in order to purchase the barrels or compost bins though.
One thing that is a little different than last year is that compost bins will be available for purchase too. Find out more at the same www.rainbarrelprogram.org/centraltexas link. They will be distributed during the same event. A picture of them is below.
There is no limit — except your space and $$ — to how many barrels you can purchase; and if you are looking for something larger than 65-gallons, you can certainly purchase tanks from another vendor and apply for the rebate. I have a list of mostly local vendors that sell tanks on the Rainwater Page of the website.
I hope to see you at the park on April 5!