Rain Barrel Project

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ECOCALEDON DRAWDOWN PROJECT PROFILE

Project Description

Rain Saver Barrels are retrofitted by ecoCaledon from food grade barrels formerly used for olives. The use of rainwater (a free natural resource) for gardening needs will help further our water efficiency objectives. Rain barrels may be purchased April – October for $50 at the following locations:

  • Bolton Recycling Centre
  • Davis Feed and Farm Supply

Proceeds from the Rain Barrel project go to support High School Bursaries at each of the 4 Caledon High Schools.

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What is a rain Barrel for?

Rain Barrels capture rainwater from your rooftop. This water would normally run into a storm drain, culvert or ditch before flowing directly into a local river, carrying pollutants that it picks up along the way. Rain water that is captured in your rain barrel is fresh and clean and can be used to water your garden, potted flowers and hanging baskets

Objectives of the Rain Barrel Project

The Rain Barrel Project is designed to:

  • Promote the use of rain barrels for single family and low level community dwellings
  • Promote Water Conservation
  • Educate the public about the re-use of rain water

Drawdown Solution Tie In:

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Water distribution

For descriptions of each solution go to: http://www.drawdown.org/solutions

How to Get Involved with the Community Group

Take a look at your own life and choose ways to reduce your energy footprint –Drawdown solutions… check out Projects and Connections on the ecoCaledon web site for ideas and people to help.

Contact and Location information:

If you would like more information on this project, contact Jim Cassell at ecoCaledon.

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ecoCaledon Drawdown

ecoCaledon Drawdown helps individuals and community members in Caledon be a part of Project Drawdown. Project Drawdown provides us with a road map of how we can reverse global warming together! 

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