Rain barrels and compost bins are for sale online through City of Georgetown Conservation Services. Rain barrels are available in a 50-gallon size for $69 or a 65-gallon size for $106. The deadline to order online is 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Order a rain barrel or compost bin at RainBarrelProgram.org/Georgetown.
City of Georgetown utility customers will be eligible for a $15 credit on your utility bill with an online rain barrel order. (One $15 credit is available per utility account.) When you order online, you will be given a link at the bottom of the order form for a rebate application. Fill out and submit the application and the amount will be credited to your City of Georgetown utility account after you pick up your rain barrel. Compost bins also are available for $65 each. (No credits available on compost bins.)
Rain barrels or compost bins ordered by the March 27 deadline can be picked up on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Avenue.
Rain barrels are made of 100-percent recycled plastic and are designed to collect water from a downspout. They have a child-proof and bug-proof lid that keeps out mosquitos and also feature a drain valve at the bottom that connects to a garden hose. The rain barrels are gravity-fed and do not require a pump.