The benefits of getting a rain barrel

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The grass is getting greener and flowers are coming up and with more spring showers in the forecast, there is a way you can capture that rainfall to water your garden.

There are a lot of benefits from getting a rain barrel. “Rain barrels a cost efficient way to capture water and put it to good use instead of it going to our treatment plant for treatment,” said Jaimye Bartak the Communications Manager of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

Right now the Springfield Water and Sewer Commissionn is offering its customers a 60 gallon rain barrel at a reduced price of $69 dollars.

Rain water from your roof flows into the rain barrel which connects to your gutter. In a year the use of a rain barrel could save you $40 dollars on you water bill and if you water your lawn and garden regulalry the cost of the rain barrel will pay for itself in about two to three years.

Information on signing up for a rain barrel. 

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