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  • DNREC offers rain barrels at discount price to Delawareans

  • The Non-point Source program in DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship is offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delaware residents in April.
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  • The Non-point Source program in DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship is offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delaware residents in April.
    The 50 to 55-gallon granite-colored barrels are made from 25 to 35 percent recycled content. Regular retail price for these plastic rain barrels is $120 or more. By purchasing a large amount of barrels, the program can offer the barrels to the public for $57.88 each.
    Rain barrel pick-ups are scheduled for April in each county at the following locations, dates and times:
    New Castle County: Barrels will be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until sold-out April 8 at the New Castle Conservation District office maintenance yard, 2430 Old County Road, Newark.
    Kent County: Barrels will be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until sold-out April 9 at the DNREC's State Fair building, located off Route 13 in Harrington.
    For western Sussex County: Barrels will be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until sold-out April 15 at the Seaford Public Works building, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford.
    For eastern Sussex County: Barrels will be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until sold-out April 16 at the DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes.
    The barrels will fit in the backseat of most cars but not in the trunk, so residents will need to bring a tarp or blanket to protect vehicle seats.
    Rain barrels are an innovative way to capture rainwater from your roof and store it for later use. Water collected from rain barrels can be used to wash cars, water lawns, flower gardens and indoor plants.
    For more information: (302) 739-9922.
     
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