The City of Hendersonville is once again offering Ivy rain barrels through their rain barrel program. The rain barrels are being offered at a discounted price to encourage residents to conserve precious water resources as well as to protect water quality.
Residents can order rain barrels online at www.rainwatersolutions.com. The rain barrels can be purchased directly through the program’s website using a credit/debit card. The normal retail price is $100.00 or more, but through this special promotion they are only $68.00.
Orders can be placed through the program website link provided above. Once you have placed your order, please contact the program coordinator, Michael Huffman, at (828) 697-3013 to schedule a pick-up. All pick-ups will be located at the City Operation Center Motor Pool, 305 Williams St. Hendersonville, NC 28792.
The City of Hendersonville is committed to protecting water quality and managing storm water runoff. This program is an important step toward protecting clean water in our community because it offers an inexpensive and proven option to help people make a difference in their own backyards. Rain barrels offer several benefits to the community and residents including reducing stormwater runoff pollution from residential lots, allowing residents to store and use rainwater for irrigation and gardening during times of drought, lowering water bills, and reducing the demand on municipal water treatment and supply.
The rain barrel captures rainwater from roof-tops by connecting to the home’s downspout. This water would typically be sent down the storm drain carrying potential contaminants and contributing to flash flooding. The cumulative effect of rain barrels implemented throughout a geographic area can have a significant impact on storm water management and water quality. Water collected by the rain barrels can be used for gardens, lawns, and washing cars or pets.
For more information on the City of Hendersonville rain barrel program or to order a rain barrel, please visit www.rainwatersolutions.com/products/hendersonville.