Residents can reduce their home water use while protect waterways from run-off with Rain Barrels from the Washtenaw County Conservation District. The WCCD offers rain barrels, composters, and related supplies available to the public to purchase for water catchment systems and composting systems. These supplies promote systems that encourage conserving rainwater, reduce home water use, and prevent runoff pollution, and composting practices to reduce food waste and build healthy soils.
The WCCD’s Rain Barrels & Supplies sales opened on January 4th and continue into September. Rain barrels, accessories and composters are available only by pre-order. Preorders must be made at within the pre-sale periods, which end a week prior to the distribution date. There will be three distribution dates throughout the year to pick-up pre-ordered materials:
- Monday, March 27 – WCCD office, Ann Arbor
- Saturday, June 24 - Growing Hope Farm, Ypsilanti
- Friday, September 29th – Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor
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