Roll Out the Rain Barrel Event
I appreciate your interest in the Rain Barrel Project but our current supply has been depleted. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. has changed their production process and therefore, doesn't generate the quantity of 55 gallon barrels like they have in the past. The option you have now is to email me your complete name, address, and phone number along with the quantity you are interested in. If and/or when a barrel supply arrives, I will be in contact.
"Water collection can be easier than I thought and we each can make a difference"
-Participant at the Wichita event in Sep. 2009
Rolling into your neighborhood!
Since spring 2009, the BCMSHR WRAPS project has handed out nearly 3500 55-gallon rain barrels. With the always increasing need to protect water resources, the BCMSHR WRAPS project is offering for rain barrels for only $20.
These barrels offer many benefits to you, your town, and your landscape. Remember, rain barrels are not a new idea, just a forgotten practice.
What is a Rain Barrel?
A rain barrel is the simpliest way to collect and store rain water. Typically plastic 55 gal barrels are converted to collect rain water from your gutter system for use later in the garden and landscape. The water collected from the roof of the house is soft water (water without any chemicals and minerals) making it ideal for garden plants and lawns. By collecting and using rain water, households reduce dependency upon local city utilities for water, thus reducing treated tap water and stormwater runoff into local streams.
Rain Barrel Registration-
Homeowners are eligible for up to four rain barrels per household residence. Simply click on the registration link below, fill out making sure to indicate the number of barrels, write your check to the Ellsworth County Conservation District ($20 per barrel), mail to Stacie Minson, 120 N. Main St., WaKeeney, KS 67672. For questions please contact Stacie Minson at (785) 769-3297. Quantities are limited and orders will not be taken after the event date. There is a one day distribution date of April 11, 2013 from 4-7 pm in Hays at the KSU Research Center.
Rain Barrel Registration Form 2013 (.pdf)
Recycling Barrel Registration Form 2013 (.pdf)
You can register online by simply filling out the form listed above electronically and sending to Stacie Minson at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail by simply printing off the form and mailing it, with payment, to Stacie Minson, 120 N. Main St., WaKeeney, KS 67672.
Please be advised that $20 will be collected per kit plus cost of shipping to cover the wholesale cost of the parts.
Rain Barrel Kit Form (.doc)
Estimated shipping costs, please contact Stacie Minson for exact costs:
1 kit- $6.00
2 kits- $7.00
3-4 kits- $11.00
Did You Know?
Did you know that with a 1 inch rain it only takes 88 square feet to fill a 55 gal rain barrel?
The typical roof area of a house is between 1200-2000 square feet.
That's 750 - 1250 gallons of water that runs off each time we have 1 inch of rain!
To calculate the potential harvesting amount of water from a roof, take the area times 0.623. This will give you the amount for 1 inch of rain
Don't forget about FREE Recycling Barrels!
The WRAPS project offers free recycling barrels to anyone across the watersheds. The barrels are either 30 gallon or 55 gallon depending on our supply. Use them to store recycled goods including paper, plastic, and metals or use them around the yard to help with grass clippings and leaves. Either way you use them your helping to save the environment by reducing the need for dispensable bags. Contact Stacie Minson to get your recycling barrel today!