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Aquarion Water Company Offering Upcycled Rain Barrels

Mar 11, 2024 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut

Water conservation opportunity available to Connecticut residents

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – March 11, 2024 – Aquarion Water Company announced today that it is offering upcycled rain barrels for sale as part of its ongoing water conservation efforts.  

Connecticut customers can purchase a high-quality, 60-gallon upcycled rain barrel designed to fit under a downspout and catch rainwater running off the roof. Customers can collect and store water for use in a garden whenever it rains. It takes just one-quarter inch of rainfall on an average roof to fill the barrel and provide water during dry periods, even when restrictions are imposed on water usage. The usage of rain barrels can help conserve water and reduce water bills.

Key Features:
• 60-gallon food-grade upcycled rain barrel with brass spigot 
• A removable intake screen keeps insects and debris from entering 
• Overflow directs water away from the foundation 
• Connects to drip irrigation, soaker, or garden hoses 
• Terra cotta color prevents light transmission and inhibits algae growth 
• Easy to set up and use – screw off top for easy cleaning 
• Join multiple barrels for extra capacity

Customers can order barrels online at www.aquarionwater.com/rainbarrels. The cost is $85 and orders must be received by May 1, 2024.

Barrels will be available for pickup at the following locations:

Saturday, May 11 
• Fairfield, CT – Fairfield Regional Fire School, 205 Richard White Way, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
• Greenwich, CT – Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Trumbull, CT – Trumbull Public Works, 366 Church Hill Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 18 
• Litchfield, CT – Litchfield Town Hall, 74 West Street, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
• Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Public Works, 66 Town Forest Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Stonington, CT – Aquarion Water Company, 349 Mistuxet Avenue, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 750,000 people in 72 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S.  Based in Bridgeport, CT, Aquarion has been in the public water supply business since 1857.  Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.  Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.