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Land conservancy selling rain barrels

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:21 a.m. CDT

Rain barrels are available for purchase through the Land Conservancy of McHenry County.

People can use the barrels as an alternate water source for watering and landscaping during dry weather and reduce the use of potable water, according to a news release. The barrels are placed under a downspout to collect and store rain water.

Using rain water is beneficial to plants, reduces the amount of drinking water used for landscape irrigation, and reduces the amount of water runoff during storms.

The cost is $80 per barrel, which come in green, grey or brown.

People who are interested in purchasing a rain barrel, should go to or by calling the office at 815-337-9502.

Orders have to be placed by April 17.

People will be able to pick up their rain barrels May 9 and 10 at TLC’s office at 4622 Dean St. in Woodstock, or at the Ganek Municipal Center at 2200 Harnish Drive in Algonquin. There is a $5 convenience charge for pick-up in Algonquin.

- Joseph Bustos

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