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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Rain Barrel Program

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Rain Barrel Program

Town officials want to encourage Weston residents to practice water conservation and also to reduce stormwater runoff, which is the fastest growing type of water pollution in Massachusetts.

The Town has partnered with the Great American Rain Barrel Company so residents can purchase discounted barrels for their homes.

Reasons to Own and Use a Rain Barrel

  • Using your rainwater is an easy step towards sustainability and lowering your carbon footprint
  • Rainwater is not treated like drinking water so it has no chemicals, chlorine or fluoride – plants and lawns prefer it and thrive better
  • Why pay for water when you can tap into a natural source splashing off your roof? One rain barrel can pay for itself in a season 
  • 1/8-inch of rainwater can fill a 60-gallon rain barrel, which can cover 100 sf with 1-inch of water
  • Help stressed trees and gardens during dry spells — 48% of towns in Mass. had water bans in 2016
  • Rain barrels help towns manage water supplies, keep costs down, and decreases stormwater runoff that carries pollutants and harms our water supplies and ecosystems

About the Great American Rain Barrel

  • 100% re-purposed (so better for the environment) rain barrels produced in Massachusetts 
  • Most durable and reliable rain barrels on the market
  • Lasts for years when properly drained & stored for winter
  • Screen filter to keep mosquitoes out
  • Several rain barrels can be linked together in an easy 5-minute setup for maximum savings
  • Offered in three environmentally compatible colors of Forest Green, Earth Brown (dark espresso brown) and Nantucket Gray


See an Example

A sample barrel can be found at the Weston Public Library and Town Hall. Stop by during business hours to check out the barrel in person. Mail-in order forms are also available.


Purchase Details

Discount price for Weston residents: $69 per barrel, which is 40% off retail. Purchase online or through the mail.

Learn more about the barrels and the benefits of collecting rainwater, as well as ordering online at www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community. Select Weston, Mass. or call (800) 251-2352

Pick-Up Your Barrels: April 29th to May 2nd, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Weston DPW, 190 Boston Post Road By-pass.

Deadline for ordering: for the Weston program is April 22nd, at midnight

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