Aquarion Water Offers Rain Barrels To Wilton Customers

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Just one 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel can consistently irrigate a 100-square-foot garden, Aquarion Water said.
Just one 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel can consistently irrigate a 100-square-foot garden, Aquarion Water said. Photo Credit: Aquarion Water Co.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- As part of the company’s water conservation efforts Aquarion Water Co. announced that it will be offering for sale recycled rain barrels to its Connecticut customers.

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.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to conserve water and save money through the use of rain barrels,” said Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion president and CEO. “Using rain barrels can also help to mitigate pollution in Connecticut’s water supplies by limiting storm water runoff.”

Just one 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel can consistently irrigate a 100-square-foot garden.

“Rain barrels can help to greatly reduce water consumption during the warmer summer months,” said Firlotte.

Aquarion is offering rain barrels to its customers at a cost of $75, compared with the retail price of $125.

To take advantage of this community program discount, visit Aquarion’s website at www.aquarionwater.com or call Skyjuice New England at 1-207-363-1505.

The deadline for ordering is Saturday, May 3. The barrels, which fit in the back seat of most cars, will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Noroton Heights train station parking lot in Darien or on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St., Trumbull.

Aquarion serves Darien, part of Danbury, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk's 1st and 2nd Taxing Districts, Redding, part of Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton,

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

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It Figures that they would CHARGE for something that is FREE !!!! The British invasion of the year 2014 !!!!!!! Time for a Tea Party---Throw those barrels into the SOUND just like in Boston years ago !!!!

Total ripoff - just a way to sell a useless product and take them off their hands so they can buy new materials. Anyone collecting water needs to beware of attracting mosquitoes in the summer. Skeeter call!

Yes indeed, Sean. They should be given away for free by this thug company.
Detest the fact that our water company does not even have US owners.

have they not done enough damage? now they want us to "PAY "for thhe rain barrels??? Dont buy them ANYONE then they will have to GIVE them away!! or lets see how they write off the loss??? You can buy the same barrels at the online companys for the same price.....WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But what do you expect from them....