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2018 Rain Barrel Sale

The City of St. Albert and L.B.H. Building Centre will be selling 500 rain barrels to St. Albert residents for $50 each. 

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. (while quantities last)
Location: L.B.H. Building Centre, 11 Riel Drive, St. Albert
Cost: $50 each , limited two per person

Payment is not accepted over the phone. Rain barrels are sold on a first come first serve basis. 

Any questions regarding the annual event, or to find out more information about rain barrels or water conservation, contact Environment at 780-459-1735 or environment@stalbert.ca. 

Rain Barrel Features

The 208 litre (55 gallons) rain barrels have a unique shape and are a neutral colour that will blend into any gardenscape. They are constructed with up to 50 percent recycled materials, include a spigot, mosquito mesh, lid and overflow hose that can be linked to another barrel.

For more information on other water conservation tips please visit our Outdoor Water Saving Tips page.

Quick Tip:

Adding one tablespoon of olive oil or dish soap to the water in your rain barrel (every six to nine days) will prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your rain barrel.

Use a Rain Barrel

Save water, Save money: Catch water from your roof!

What is a Rain Barrel?

  • A container to catch rainwater flowing from your downspouts.
  • Using collected water is an easy and economical way to maintain a healthy lawn and garden.

Why use a Rain Barrel?

  • The water is free, which saves you money on your monthly water bill.
  • It decreases the amount of drinkable, treated water used for outdoor watering.
  • Reduces the demand on water treatment facilities.
  • Rainwater is soft and non-chlorinated, which can stimulate plant growth and make soil healthier.
  • It's an easy way to conserve water, one of our most precious resources, and protect the environment.

Setting up your Rain Barrel

Maintaining Your Rain Barrel

  • Clean debris from the lid screen regularly. 
  • In the fall, prepare your barrel for winter storage in a few easy steps. Drain water,remove spigot, turn it upside down and cover the barrel.
  • In the winter, move your downspout so it faces away from buildings and foundation walls.

Rain Barrel Safety Tips

  • Keep lid on the barrel at all times to keep out insects, pets and wildlife.
  • Ensure children restrain from playing on or inside the barrel.

Last edited: February 27, 2018

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