Rain Barrel Program
The City of Hendersonville is pleased to announce they are offering “Ivy” rain barrels again through their rain barrel program. The rain barrels are being offered at a discounted price to encourage residents to conserve precious water resources as well as to protect water quality.
The rain barrels can be purchased directly through the program’s website using a credit or debit card. The normal retail price is $100.00 or more, but through this special promotion they are only $68.00.
Orders can be placed through the program website link provided above. Once you have placed your order, please contact the Program Coordinator, Michael Huffman, at (828) 697-3013 to schedule an appointment for pick-up.
The City of Hendersonville is committed to protecting our water quality and managing storm water runoff. This program is an important step toward protecting clean water in our community because it offers an inexpensive and proven option to help people make a difference in their own backyards. Rain barrels offer several benefits to the community and residents including reducing stormwater runoff pollution from residential lots, allowing residents to store and use rainwater for irrigation and gardening during times of drought, lowering water bills, and reducing the demand on municipal water treatment and supply.
The rain barrel captures rainwater from rooftops by connecting to the home’s downspout. This water would typically be sent down the storm drain carrying potential contaminants and contributing to flash flooding. The cumulative effect of rain barrels implemented throughout a geographic area can have a significant impact on storm water management and water quality. Water collected by the rain barrels can be used for gardens, lawns, and washing cars or pets.
Ivy rain barrel features:
- Made in the USA!
- 50% recycled plastic
- Dimensions 42.5”H x 22” W x 18” L
- Child proof, bug proof lid
- Best-in-class overflow set up
- 3/4" ball valve easily connects to garden hose
- Two rain barrels easily fit in the backseat of a mid-sized sedan
- All parts included and ready to set up
- Gravity fed; no pumps required
- Link two or more IVY’s together using your existing overflow hose
Michael S. Huffman
City Operations Center
305 Williams St. Hendersonville, NC 28792