If you missed out on getting a rain barrel last year, stop reading and contact 613-546-0000 immediately. That’s right, it’s that wonderful time of year again, when Utilities Kingston virtually gives away 1,000 rain barrels. Even though there’s a one per household limit in effect, the subsidized rain barrels have been a hot commodity in year’s past. For a mere $30, you’ll become the proud owner of a rain collector that connects to your downspout, and is equipped with screen to keeps bugs and debris out, as well as a hose to help you water all your garden. Did I mention that the City of Kingston delivers it to your door?
Still not convinced? Well if I have to force you to save money, and the environment, then perhaps you just don’t get it. From washing your car, to watering your plants, and powering that slip-and-slide, there are tons of uses for your average rain barrel. I for one refuse to dump liquid gold (aka drinking water) on my lawn, and I am also convinced that it cuts down on the amount of water that ends up in my sump hole after a storm. Even if those reasons aren’t good enough for you, I bet you know someone who would love to receive one as a gift. Act quickly, operators are standing by. Thanks to akeg for the image.