2020 Rain Barrel and Composter Sale

The 2020 Rain Barrel and Composter Sale has ended.

For those who placed an order, pickup dates go from Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st.
If you have not signed up for a pickup time, email lori@nsrwa.org to reserve a time. You will be sent a link to sign up for your pickup time. The pickup this year will be on the honor system in light of social distancing precautions. All your merchandise will be marked with your name. Please pull into the large parking lot on the right side of the office at 214 South Street in Norwell.

The Rain Barrel Sale is sponsored by WaterSmart South Shore. WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSmart has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.

Great American Rain Barrels

Rain barrels, which hold 60 gallons of water, are manufactured in the USA from recycled shipping drums that last virtually forever. Each comes complete with overflow fittings, drain plug, screw on cover, and a threaded spigot with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering can or a garden hose. The rain barrel arrives with simple instructions for fast and easy installation. Barrels are easily connected to downspouts and fill quickly.

“Rain barrels can help homeowners manage rising water costs, save their vegetation from drought conditions and help communities protect their aquifers.” — Suzanne Gebelein, the Great American Rain Barrel Company

Keeping a small 10’ x 10’ garden irrigated during the summer months can mean using up to 1,700 gallons of water. The Great American Rain Barrel Company recommends one barrel for every 100 sq. ft. garden.  Multiple barrels are easily linked together for additional collection and storage. In our region, we typically get 16” of rain from May 1–September 30. An average roof of 2,400 sq. ft. could see more than 20,000 gallons of fresh rainwater splashing over its surface during that time – a significant source of water you can tap into for FREE.

Earth Machine Composters

Click here for more information on the Earth Machine Composters.