$54.00 per barrel, but saving you money in the long run
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — There is currently an opportunity to save money on your water bill. The Rain Barrel Program is a joint venture between Lafayette Consolidated Government and Lafayette Utilities System. By buying a barrel, it will collect storm water run off of your home for you to use instead of paying for water. It also helps water quality as the water goes back into the Vermilion River water shed.
"Not only with the conservation program, but also helps save you money on your water bill. When your using the water within the rain barrel to water your lawn, wash your car or any other outdoor use you're not using municipal water which means you're not being charged for that water. You can also water at any given time using this water because it's a hand-held hose. It's not something that can be hooked up to an automated sprinkler machine, but the good thing is that this water is actually better for your plants becuase it doesn't have some of the chlorination that is needed to make drinking water healthy," says Trina Tapo, public relations specialist for Lafayette Utilities System.
The program is limited to the first 300 Lafayette Parish residents and all orders must be received by July 21st. The barrels will be available to pick up on July 27th at the Public Works Facility on University. Information on how to order a barrel and more about the program can be found at www.lus.org/rainbarrel.