Ecogestures

Rain barrels

Recycling rainwater is eco-responsible!

Would you like to reduce your household water consumption? Rainwater recovery is a simple, economical and ecological way to maximize water use.

How?

Schedule an appointment with the Public Works Department at 514 630-2727 in order to purchase a rain barrel at a reduced cost of $45.

Then, place your rain barrel under a gutter (your gutters must preferably join into one downspout to collect as much water as possible). Furthermore, the barrel can be adaptable to your needs: the tap allows you to fill your watering can and connect to most watering hoses. The overflow outlet can also be used to link other barrels for even more savings! The barrel also holds two screens to keep out debris and prevent insects, especially mosquitoes, from getting in.

*The rain barrel must be installed on the owner’s property in Kirkland. Maximum of two (2) rain barrels per address.

 
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Why recycle rain water?

  • for watering gardens and lawns
  • for washing car
  • for filling pools
  • for lowering your water bills
  • for reducing the high costs of drinking water treatment
  • for preserving this free natural resource instead of dumping it into the wastewater system.