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Article Published: May. 16, 2013 | Modified: Jun. 1, 2013
Rain barrel sale underway

From left, soil and water conservation technician Brian Chatham, N.C. Cooperative Extension agent Wendy Patoprsty and Boone water conservation program coordinator Lane Weiss showcase the ‘Ivy’ rain barrel available to local residents at a discounted price.

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The deadline to order rain barrels as part of an annual sale sponsored by local government offices is Friday, May 31.

The Watauga County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Soil and Water Conservation District and town of Boone have partnered with Rain Water Solutions to offer High Country residents the opportunity to purchase a rain barrel at a discounted price of $75, versus the regular retail price of $119 (plus $50 shipping).

The forest green “Ivy” rain barrel features a 50-gallon capacity, locking lid, two overflow ports, screened inlet and is made from 50 percent recycled plastic.

The barrel is 43 inches high and has a 22-inch diameter, and all parts are made in the U.S.
Rain barrel use reduces the stress on municipal water systems during the summer months and improves storm water management. Use water collected in a rain barrel to water lawns and flowers and wash cars, pets and driveways.

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The barrels will be available for pick up at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone on June 6. For more information, call (828) 264-3061.

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