The City of Vancouver and other municipalities are asking people to start saving rain water in barrels.
City of North Vancouver mayor, and chair of Metro Vancouver’s Utilities Committee Darrell Mussatto says it will come in handy when Metro Vancouver implements Stage 1 water restriction in a couple weeks or during hot spells in the summer.
“Collect the water that falls from your roof or some solid surface. It collects in a rain barrel and you can use that rain barrel in your garden to water things like plants. In some crazy cases, people have been watering their lawns as well.”
‘If we get that dry spell again in July or August, you can use that rain barrel and water wherever you like.”
The City of Vancouver is selling the barrels for $51, but prices could vary from city to city.
Anyone interested can buy a rain barrel in the following locations:
- April 30, 10:00am to 3:00pm: Vancouver – VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street
- May 1, 10:00am to 3:00pm: Coquitlam – Mariner Service Centre – 500 Mariner Way
- May 7, 10:00am to 3:00pm: North and West Vancouver – Ambleside Park
- May 8, 9:00am to 3:00pm: Langley – Willowbrook Shopping Centre at the intersection of Fraser Highway and Highway 10