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Purchase a rain barrel and harvest rainwater for your garden

Conserve water! Purchase a rain barrel and use rainwater instead of household water for healthy and happy flower gardens, lawns, hanging baskets, and indoor plants.

Port Moody residents are eligible to purchase a rain barrel from the City for a subsidized rate of $40 per kit. Each kit includes a SYSTERN rain barrel, installation instructions, spigot, screws, overflow hose, and a stainless steel mosquito mesh to keep bugs and leaf debris out.

How to purchase:
1) Visit the City Hall Finance counter (100 Newport Drive, open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm) to make a payment.
2) Bring proof of payment to the City Works Yard (3250 Murray Street, open Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm) to pick up your rain barrel.

As we have limited stock, please call the Works Yard (604-469-4574) in advance to ensure availability.

Rain Barrels & Water Conservation
The City of Port Moody provides a subsidy on rain barrels to the City’s residents to support overall water conservation in the community and the region. While the region receives lots of annual rainfall, 70% of these rainfalls occur in the fall and winter months, while our greatest water uses are in our drier summer months between July and September.

Rain barrels offer an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way to conserve water. The rainwater collected is soft water that contains no chlorine and is suitable for outdoor uses (e.g. watering garden, lawn, or hanging baskets). Rain barrels also helps divert heavy rain from the storm drainage system, which can help reduce potential flooding.

Metro Vancouver also has regional Lawn Sprinkling Regulations that helps ensure that water is being used and conserved properly and effectively in the drier summer season. Please visit Metro Vancouver’s website for specific information on the regulations. 

rain barrel

A rain barrel is used to collect and store rainwater for reuse on your garden, lawn or hanging basket

 

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    Last updated: 29/03/2018 11:02:20 AM