UPDATE (2020/03/04): We are sorry but the rain barrel program has concluded. We still offer a $25 rain barrel rebate for customers who purchase a rain barrel from another retailer. The link for the rebate form is https://gus.georgetown.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/02/RainBarrelRebate.pdf.
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 is September 13.
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 September 13 deadline can be picked up on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 102 W.L Walden, which is the parking lot next to the Parks and Recreation Administration Building.
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.