Aquarion Water Company offers discounted rain barrels

Aquarion Water Company is again offering for sale discounted rain barrels to its Connecticut customers as part of the company’s water conservation efforts.

Rain barrels are an efficient and effective way to store rainwater for later use by collecting rain and runoff from a roof or downspout. They provide a free, ready source of water for filling watering cans, connecting a garden hose, feeding a drip irrigation system and other outdoor chores. One 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel can consistently irrigate a 100 square foot garden, and only one quarter-inch of rainfall on an average can fill the barrel.

“Rain barrels are great to use during dry periods, even when restrictions are imposed on water usage,” said Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion president and CEO. “They help homeowners save money, conserve water, and help to mitigate pollution in Connecticut’s water supplies by limiting storm water runoff.”

Aquarion is offering rain barrels to its customers for $80, which is more than 35% off the regular retail price of $125. To take advantage of this community program discount, visit aquarionwater.com. The deadline for ordering is Friday, May 27. Customers with questions should call Aquarion’s rain barrel partner, Skyjuice New England at 207-363-1505.

The barrels, which fit in the back seat of most cars, will be available for pickup on the following days:

  • Saturday, June 11, 10-1, Brookfield Municipal Center, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield
  • Saturday, June 11, 10-1, Noroton Heights train station, 0 Ledge Road, Darien (next to Darien Emergency Medical Services building)
  • Saturday, June 11, 10-1, Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St, Trumbull
  • Saturday, June 18, 10-1, Litchfield Town Hall, 74 West St, Litchfield
  • Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 8-4, Aquarion Water Company, 349 Mistuxet Avenue, Stonington

About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 51 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, Conn., it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.

For more information on Aquarion Water Company and its subsidiaries, visit aquarionwater.com or facebook.com/aquarionwater.

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