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Environews August 2015: Rain barrels help conserve water
– by Amy Brunvand
Rain barrels help conserve water
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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