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Aquarion Water Company to Offer Upcycled Rain Barrels

Feb 24, 2022 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut

Water conservation opportunity available to residents of Connecticut

Bridgeport, Conn. – February 24, 2022 Aquarion Water Company announced today that it will be offering for sale upcycled rain barrels as part of the company’s ongoing water conservation efforts. 

For only $75, Connecticut customers can purchase a high-quality, 60-gallon upcycled rain barrel designed to fit under a downspout and catch rainwater running off of the roof. Customers can collect and store water for use in a garden whenever it rains. It takes just one quarter-inch of rainfall on an average roof to fill the barrel and provide water to use during dry periods, even when restrictions are imposed on water usage. The usage of rain barrels can help conserve water and reduce water bills. 

Key Features:

  • 60-gallon food-grade upcycled rain barrel with brass spigot
  • Removable intake screen keeps insects and debris from entering
  • Overflow directs water away from the foundation
  • Connects to drip irrigation, soaker or garden hoses
  • Terra cotta color prevents light transmission & inhibits algae growth
  • Easy to set up and use – screw off top for easy cleaning
  • Join multiple barrels for extra capacity

Customers can order barrels online at www.aquarionwater.com/rainbarrels. Orders must be received by May 6, 2022. Pickup locations will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Barrels will be available for pickup at the following locations:

Saturday, May 14

  • Darien, CT - at the Noroton Heights Train Station, 0 Ledge Road (Near EMS building) - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Fairfield, CT - at Fairfield Town Hall Campus, 725 Old Post Road - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Greenwich, CT - at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road (side of building by the baseball field) - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Trumbull, CT - at Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main Street - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 21

  • Litchfield , CT - at Litchfield Town Hall, 74 West Street - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Simsbury, CT - at commuter lot, Jim Gallagher Way / Iron Horse Blvd (near bus shelter) - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Stonington, CT - at Aquarion Water Company, 349 Mistuxet Avenue - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 68 cities and towns in Connecticut, 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, Aquarion 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.

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