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Environews August 2015: Rain barrels help conserve water

By Sophie Silverstone

– by Amy Brunvand

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The first round of Utah Rivers Council’s RainHarvest rainwater collection project was such a big success that they are expanding the program into Sandy City, Park City and Ogden.

Residents of these cities can order rain barrels for a greatly subsidized price of just $40 ($75 for residents outside of these cities).

Utah Rivers Council reports that over 1,000 barrels were purchased in Murray and Salt Lake City last May, meaning that a potential 50,000 gallons of water are saved with every good rainstorm.

Utah Rivers Council Save Something: savesomethingutah.org


More August 2015 Environews:

Anti-federalist weirdness out of control

Mountain Accord reaches a deal

A new national monument for Utah?

Public comments on Alton coal mine due

Energy development vs. clean water

Utah is an ecological debtor

This article was originally published on August 5, 2015.