BIG SANDY AREA LAKES WATERSHED
[Covering portions of Aitkin, Carlton, and St. Louis Counties]
Rain Barrel Incentive Program
The Big Sandy Area Lakes Watershed Management Project began offering a Rain Barrel Incentive Program in 2015. Interested property owners were able to get a coupon good for $ 25 off the purchase price of a rain barrel.
2015 Results: Four landowners in the Big Sandy Area Lakes Watershed took advantage of this program. They were able to purchase their rain barrels at a reduced price - saving money and protecting the environment by managing stormwater runoff.
Looking Ahead to 2018: This program will be offered again in 2018. Landowners will still be able to obtain their rain barrels locally at a reduced price. A $ 40 price reduction will be offered for each rain barrel purchased. Watch for details to be coming in the spring!
What is a Rain Barrel? A rain barrel is any type of container that is used to catch water flowing from a downspout. Stormwater runoff is reduced by capturing the roof runoff and storing it.
What are the benefits of using a Rain Barrel? A rain barrel will provide water for use on lawns and gardens. Soil erosion at the outlet of a downspout is eliminated. They can reduce stormwater runoff that might reach lakes and rivers, protecting water quality.
Looking Ahead to 2018!
Discount Coupons will be available through Watershed Project Members, Groth Lumber Company, or by calling the Aitkin County SWCD at (218) 927-6565 ext 110.
Coupons are good for $ 40 off the price of a Rain Barrel, when purchased at the partnering local business. Our partner for 2018 is:
Groth Lumber Company
6747 Pacific Ave., Wright
Thanks to Groth Lumber for assisting with this project!