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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.

Purchase a rain barrel
Any Port Moody residents are eligible to purchase a rain barrel from the City through a subsidized rate of $40 per kit. In order to purchase the rain barrel, please first visit the City Hall Finance department to make payments, then visit the City Works Yard to pick up your rain barrel with your receipt. Each rain barrel 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.

The Port Moody City Hall is located at 100 Newport Drive and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, while the Port Moody Works Yard is located at 3250 Murray Street and open Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm.

To check rain barrel stock availability, please call the City’s Public Works department at 604-469-4574. 

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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: 16/10/2017 2:22:14 PM