Community Note: Rain Barrels Available for Purchase through the City by April 4

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Through a partnership with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, MA, the City of Somerville is offering rain barrels to Somerville residents
at a discount to help conserve water and save money. Barrels can be purchased through April 4, 2015 by visiting www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/c-124-somerville.aspx. Somerville residents may purchase the barrels at a discounted cost of $79 (compared to $119 regular retail price). Barrels are available in Forest Green, Earth Brown, or Nantucket Gray.

Rain barrels reduce runoff that can harm existing water sources and contribute to overflow in the city’s water system. Additionally, rain barrels can help offset water usage in New England by saving up to 1,700 gallons of water during summer months.

Barrels will be available for pick up on Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the DPW Yard, 1 Franey Road. All orders must be made by April 4 at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 311 (617-666-3311 from outside the City).

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