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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 08:59

Final week to order rain barrels for August 25 pick-up

August 14, 2018 – This is the final week to order rain barrels for pick-up on August 25 as part of the 2018 Kawartha Conservation rain barrel sale.

“We’ve had a lot of interest this year and a lot of orders already,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “Especially with the drier conditions earlier in the summer, a lot of homeowners are interested in water harvesting and being able to capture rain water to sustain their gardens.”

Kawartha Conservation’s 2018 Rain Barrel sale orders end on Monday, August 20. Interested residents have until end of day on August 20 to take advantage of the great pricing offered and finalize their 2018 orders.

“There are a number of rain barrel options and accessories at great prices,” said Ms. Shipclark. “Interested residents can order 180 litre (47 Gallon) or 220 Litre (55 Gallon) Terracotta rain barrels and a number of accessories from wooden rain barrel stands to downspout diverters, hose and more.”

The annual rain barrel sale benefits Kawartha Conservation while providing area residents with a number of rain barrel options.

“Rainwater is much better for your plants and soil which makes it perfect for watering hangers and baskets, and it also helps keep your water bills lower in urban areas with water systems,” said Ms. Shipclark.

With the extreme low water conditions in 2016, and the already dry start to summer 2018, more and more people are recognizing the value of rain water harvesting and the cost benefits to using naturally occurring rain water to water lawns and gardens rather than relying on water from the tap.

All rain barrels and accessories will be ready for pick up on Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kawartha Conservation field centre, next to the administrative centre.

For those who have not already placed their 2018 order, visit us online at or contact Holly Shipclark by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705-328-2271 Ext. 240.