RUMSON – Rumson Country Day School is teaming with Rain Barrels International to promote rainwater harvesting in our community.
The school will be selling recycled food-grade rain barrels for $125. The barrels previously were used for storing Greek olives, pickles, jalapeños, golden peppers, and cauliflower. After they are cleaned, retrofitted, and made into rain barrels, they are given a second life.
The barrels hold about 55 gallons, have a brass spigot for hose attachments, have screened tops and are available in black or terra cotta.
Barrels can be reserved at www.RainBarrelsIntl.com under the events tab for RCDS. Payment will be due when barrels are picked up at the school from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 12. Proceeds will benefit ChangeALife Uganda.
Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting rainwater. The barrels capture, divert and store rainwater for later use.
Collecting and using rainwater is simple and has numerous positive benefits. Rainwater can be used for irrigating lawns and gardens. Rain barrel usage can help reduce impact on other water resources, including municipal systems.