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Published on February 27, 2024
Garland Water Utilities Department Cuts Costs on Eco-Friendly Rain Barrels to Encourage Conservationgarlandtx.gov

Garland residents, it's time to get savvy with your water usage and save some cash while you're at it – the City of Garland Water Utilities Department is rolling out a deal on rain barrels that could be just the drip-saver your garden needs. In an effort to encourage water conservation, the department is slicing prices on the 50-gallon Ivy Rain Barrel, bringing the cost down to $78 from the usual retail hit of $129, the city announced in a press release.

Starting March 1, those with a green thumb or just looking to cut down on the water bill can snag one of these classic black barrels, but you might want to hustle – quantities are limited and they're expected to go like hotcakes. The Ivy Rain Barrel comes with all the bells and whistles you need to set up, including a 6-foot overflow hose, and, for those who really want to go the extra mile to conserve water, they can easily link multiple barrels, with no need for extra parts or added costs, according to the city's official page.

Convenience is key, and while the barrels won't be delivered to your doorstep, you can swing by 2343 Forest Lane with a vehicle roomy enough to handle your haul; the pickup days are slated for April 30 and May 1, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., the city's website states. It's a bring-your-own-muscle kind of deal, so be ready to lift, load, and go.

For those Garland citizens who like to do their homework before clicking the 'buy' button or who just want to eyeball the instructions in advance, additional information and setup instructions are just a hop, skip, and a click away at RainBarrelProgram.org/GarlandTX, where you can also place your orders; this is a limited-time offer and it’s sure to attract eco-friendly and budget-conscious folks alike, the details came directly from an official city statement.