June 24, 2013. During the months of June, July, August and September the Town of Boone will be giving away 2 rain barrels a month to Town Water Customers. Winners are chosen at random from submitted entry forms that customers received in the June utility bills.
The average homeowner uses approximately 40% of water for outdoor use. A one-inch rainfall on a 1,200 square foot roof will yield over 700 gallons of water. Using a rain barrel is an excellent way to conserve some of this water. A quarter inch run-off from an average roof will easily fill the barrel. If you have 5 storms a season, that equals 275 gallons of free water. Rain barrel use reduces the stress on municipal water systems during the summer months and improves storm water management.
The winners for the month of June are Joan Kiser and Joshua Minton.
Winners will receive an Ivy 50 gallon Rain Barrel, as shown. These barrels are made of 50% recycled plastic in the USA. The barrel features 2 overflow ports, screened inlet and a locking lid.