2012 Sharon Rain Barrel Program

Rain barrels for saleTo assist residents with water conservation efforts, the Sharon DPW is offering a limited number of SkyJuice New England Rain Barrels to local residents for $50 each. Rain barrels will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Rain barrels collect and store water run-off from your roof for use during dry weather. Harvested rainwater can be used to water plants, wash lawn furniture, garden tools, cars, etc. A one-inch rainfall on a 1,000 square foot roof yields 562 gallons of water. Runoff from a quarter inch of rainfall will easily fill a 60 gallon barrel.

SkyJuice rain barrels are made from 60 gallon recycled food grade barrels. The fully screened intake port keeps mosquitoes, insects, and debris out. The lid can be removed for easy cleaning and for storing hoses inside the barrel during the winter. The durable solid brass threaded spigot can be connected to a regular hose or drip irrigation. The overflow connector and tubing can be used to direct water away from the foundation or to join multiple barrels for additional storage capacity.

To order, call Evelyn at 781-784-1525 x2314. Pick up is at the DPW, 217R South Main Street, during regular business hours. Payment is due at the time of pick up, by cash or check, made out to “Town of Sharon”.