BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – March 22 2021 – Aquarion Water Company is again offering, for a discounted rate, 60-gallon rain barrels for its Connecticut customers. The rain barrel initiative not only supports Aquarion’s water conservation efforts, but it also provides numerous benefits for users.
Rain barrels are an efficient and effective way to store rain water 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. For example, one 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel can consistently provide water for a 100 square foot garden.
“Rain barrels are a great resource for homeowners, especially during dry summer months when water use may be restricted,” said Carolyn Giampe, Director of Environmental Management for Aquarion. “In addition to conserving water, which helps residents save money, rain barrels also reduce pollution in Connecticut’s water supplies by limiting storm water runoff.”
Aquarion is offering rain barrels to its customers for $75, which is 40% less than the regular retail price of $125. To take advantage of this community program discount, visit www.aquarionwater.com/rainbarrels.
The deadline to order is May 28, 2021. Pick-up dates and locations are included below. Additional details are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and will be provided prior to the pick-up date.
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 53 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, CT, 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. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.