Rain Barrel Offer
 


Purchase and Pick Up

Rain barrels can be picked up on May 27, 2017 (10 am - 2 pm) at the Public Works Open House, 955 Concordia Way.

Order your rain barrels here: http://enviroworld.ca/kamloops


Maintenance


Winter

  • Completely drain your barrel of water (or it can crack and your warranty will be void)
  • Store in a shed or garage in a protected area away from strong winds
  • Always remember to remove your diverter and reconnect your downspout

  • Summer

  • Clean the screen once a month to prevent clogging
  • Check for erosion under/around the rain barrel (platform/support must remain level and stable at all times
  • Keep your gutters as clear as possible and service on a regular basis

  • Placement
  • Below a downspout
  • Location must have level firm ground
  • A 3’x3’ paving stone can be used to provide stability

  • Please note: Avoid locations near ground level basement windows or window wells.

    Usage

  • Water lawns
  • Water gardens
  • Wash cars
  • Clean outdoor furniture
  • Wash garden tools etc.

  • Please note: Never drink or ingest standing water.


    Benefits

  • Free irrigation for your lawn or garden
  • Reduces the consumption of domestic water use
  • Reduces storm sewer runoff
  • Reduces runoff pollution to our rivers
  • Reduces the need for the City of Kamloops to treat, pump and distribute water
  • Contribute to erosion prevention efforts
  • An inspiring example of environmental stewardship
  • A water source can be available in times of drought or during watering restrictions
  • Provides chlorine-free water for gardening
  • Improves your soil’s pH balance for better plant health

  • Additional Features

  • Capacity: 208 litres (55 gallons)
  • Insect resistant stainless steel filter
  • Screw-top lid to ensure safety of small children and animals
  • Includes overflow spout and a 4 foot hose to easily link two or more barrels for multi-barrel installation or to redirect overflow away from building foundation
  • Elevated spigot accommodates most watering cans
  • Easily accommodates existing downspouts

  • Contact
    Jaimi Garbutt
    Sustainability Educator
    250-828-3377