The District is once again offering rain barrels to residents at subsidized rates. The program is returning in 2019 after two successful seasons. Orders are first-come, first serve and are available while supplies last until June 26, 2019. Rain barrels can be picked up on July 4th and 6th.
The rain barrel program is intended to promote water conservation and assist in managing storm water run-off. “Rain barrels reduce stress on Muskoka’s waterways and groundwater reserves and save residents money by decreasing the amount of municipally treated water used for yard and garden purposes,” said Michael Duben, CAO at the District of Muskoka.
Residents may purchase one 240 litre rain barrel per property at the partially subsidized rate of $25. Additional rain barrels may be purchased for $46. Muskoka residents who are connected to municipal waste water services and disconnect their downspouts from the waste water system after purchasing a rain barrel can apply to receive a fully subsidized rain barrel.
Visit www.muskoka.on.ca/rainbarrel for complete program and ordering details.