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Environews August 2015: Rain barrels help conserve water

August 5, 2015

Sophie Silverstone
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– 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


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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