Excerpt from EMC Ottawa Newspaper, Mar. 2012
The United Nations designated the first World Water Day on March 22, 1993, to highlight the importance of freshwater and to advocate for sustainable management.
More than 80 non-profit groups throughout Ontario officially launched rain barrel sales in their communities on World Water Day, Thursday, March 22 … Rain barrels will be sold for $55 each and all funds will to wards the two local projects.
Interesting that they mention the chemical free water is good for plants—Good for People too!!!
Rain barrels divert clean water from sewer systems and can provide cost savings for homeowners who currently pay to have water trucked in or who have a water meter installed.
Each rain barrel is equipped with a mosquito and leaf debris filter basket, an overflow hose, an outlet to join rain barrels together and a spigot at the bottom, which can be connected to a standard garden hose.
These environmentally friendly products were once used to import fruits and vegetables and have been refurbished and repurposed to offer years of reliable service as rain barrels.
They are available in three colours including grey, terracotta and black. All orders must be placed online in advance at http://www.RainBarrel.ca/gssandouc/ or by calling Margaret at 613-824-3599.
The 4th Orleans Fallingbrook Scout Group will also host a rain barrel sale on Saturday April 21 at Fallingbrook Elementary School, 679 Deanscourt Crescent, Orleans, from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. Orders are now being taken for an April 21st pickup date. All orders must be placed online in advance at http://www.RainBarrel.ca/4thOrleans or by calling 613-212-5212.
There is still time to book your fundraising rainbarrel.ca sale for this spring! Non-profit groups, schools and organizations: We are booking now for May and June 2012 sales!