Rain Barrel Offer
 

Pre-order Ends May 12, 2017


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.

Visit us at the Green Living Expo on April 29, 2017 (10 am - 4 pm) at the Sandman Centre for an opportunity to save $5 on the barrels. Please note that the barrels will NOT be available for pick up at the Green Living Expo but we will be there to answer your questions about rain barrels.

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