The Bancroft Lions Club is offering a solution to people who want to store water for their gardens.
The Club is selling rain barrels to help raise money for the North Hastings Fish Hatchery and the Think Turtle Conservation Initiative. Steve Scally, a member of the club, says they have partnered with a company that manufactures the barrels and donates them to charitable causes. Rain barrels will be sold for $55 a unit, which comes with leaf and mosquito filters, a spigot and an overflow hose. Extra pipes, stands and composters are also available for purchase.
Scally says that the water barrels come in handy for gardeners. With the dry season around the corner, the barrels can store water so that people can water their plants or their lawns. He calls them a smart and efficient way of storing water, one that stops it from going to waste. They are also easy to install and use no energy.
Barrels can be purchased until mid-June and will be delivered to the Faraday Community Centre on Highway 28 on June 19th. Anyone who purchased one can pick them up from 10 AM until 1 PM. To order a barrel, call 1-905-545-5577.