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Posted on: March 13, 2023

The Great American Rain Barrel Is Back!

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The Great American Rain Barrel is returning to Grafton! Similar to last year, residents will be able to order rain barrels directly through the company and pick them up at the DPW Barn in Town. Rain Barrels are currently available for purchase by residents at the discounted price of $89.00. Grafton Residents can use the coupon code grafton23 for an additional $25 in savings. To order your rain barrel, visit, and select the proper State and Town. 

To find out more about the barrels and to participate in The Great American Rain Barrel Program, please visit: The Great American Rain Barrel and select the proper state and town. The deadline for purchasing is April 2, 2023, and the Town-Wide distribution day will be on Saturday, April 15, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Grafton DPW Barn. 

Rain Barrels Can Help Conserve Water and Protect the Environment

  • By reducing runoff and non-point source pollution. Rain barrels capture rainwater from the roof that would otherwise become runoff. Stormwater runoff picks up pollutants such as soil, lawn fertilizers, pesticides, trash, animal waste, road salts, chemicals, etc. and transports them to waterways. These pollutants impair waterways and can harm aquatic life and human health. 
  • Stormwater is precipitation, including both rain and snow, that flows across the land.
  • During severe drought, rain barrels can provide an additional source of water
  • Reduces erosion and flooding: Increased amounts of stormwater runoff increases erosion and flooding. Capturing some of the water will reduce velocity and peak flows.
  • Saves drinking water resources and money. According to the US EPA, 30% of daily water use is used outdoors. Using the rain barrel's stored water around the landscape saves water resources and reduces the amount of water purchased from municipal sources.


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