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Egremont Green News: 67 rain barrels now in action

The program, offering discounted barrels to store roof runoff and recycle our rainwater, is available to all cities, towns, and villages in Massachusetts.

EGREMONT — Last month, we distributed 67 rain barrels to the local residents who had ordered them. A big shoutout to Egremonters and The Great American Rain Barrel Company. Together we made the Rain Barrel Project a HUGE success and achieved a triple recycling benefit.

A happy customer ready to collect rainwater. Photo: Lissa Margulies

These 60-gallon olive importing barrels will support our environmental objectives by:

  • Staying out of landfills
  • Recycling approximately 4,000 gallons of rainwater with each filling
  • Protecting our rivers and streams by reducing roof run-off
Pick-up was efficiently navigated by a clipboard-toting Emily Eyre, with the support of a robust loading crew. Photo: Lissa Margulies

 

Marj Wexler deftly tosses one of the 20-lb. barrels into a waiting car. Photo: Lissa Margulies

 

Some people bought several barrels. Photo: Lissa Margulies

 

Fully loaded and ready to head home. Photo: Lissa Margulies

If you would like a barrel, we anticipate running the program again in 2022. We are participants in a statewide program offering discounted barrels to store roof runoff and recycle our rainwater. The program is available to all cities, towns, and villages in Massachusetts. Spread the word!

And thank you from the Green Committee’s Rain Barrel project crew: Emily Eyre, Marj Wexler, and Barbara Kalish.

We’d love to hear from you. The Egremont Green Committee can be reached at egremont.green@gmail.com.

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