BRIT® and the City of Fort Worth Offer Rain Barrels and Compost Bins in Spring, 2016 Sale
Online Sale Begins February 15, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas – BRIT and the City of Fort Worth are offering Rain Water Solutions’ 50-gallon rain barrels and 65-gallon compost bins for the annual spring sale to North Texas area residents at reduced prices. The sale runs from February 15, 2016 to April 4, 2016.The rain barrel sale price is $72.50. The price of the compost bin is $67.50. Both can be purchased online with a credit card at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/britfortworth. Rain barrel and compost bin pick-up day is Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon and will be held in BRIT’s upper two parking lots located inside the BRIT/Fort Worth Botanic Garden complex, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas.
Rain barrels collect rainwater from roof-tops by being placed under or attached to a home’s rain gutter downspout. Rainwater is typically unused and sent down the storm drain. The cumulative effect of rainwater harvesting and composting can have a positive impact on your flower and vegetable gardens and are smart and efficient alternatives to watering with tap water and using fertilizers.
The 50-gallon rain barrels are made in the USA from 100 percent recycled plastic and feature a child-proof locking lid; bug-proof screen; a three-fourth-inch ball valve that easily connects to a garden hose; and two built-in overflow ports, one of which can be used to link additional barrels. All parts are included and ready to set up.
Compost bins hold 65 gallons and are also made from 100 percent recycled plastic. They are easy to assemble with no tools required.
"The rain barrel and compost bin sale is open to everyone, not just to Fort Worth residents," said Hilda Zuniga, Fort Worth Water Department. "And, you can purchase as many rain barrels as you would like."
Helping Get the Word Out
To increase awareness of the spring sale to area residents, the Fort Worth Water Department is promoting the sale in the February and March issues of the City Times newsletter that is included with the Water Department’s monthly water bill. Also, Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Education Office will distribute news of the rain barrel sale to its 320 neighborhood associations via email and through its Nextdoor.com account that links to the area’s neighborhood private social networks.
BRIT will also be exhibiting its rain barrel at its booth during the City of Fort Worth’s Earth Party on April 3, 2016, at Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
To maximize awareness of the sale, BRIT is also reaching out to outlying cities like Benbrook and Watauga that are embracing conservation and allowing residents to do the same in an easy and environmental way.
Orders must be placed by 11 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016. Rain barrel pick-up date is set for Saturday, April 9 at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76107, from 9 a.m. to noon. All who order rain barrels may pick them up at that time. For further information or to order a rain barrel, go to www.rainbarrelprogram.org/britfortworth.