Neuse River Foundation Offers Rain Barrels Through New Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      

8 March 2012

Media Contact: Matthew Starr
The Neuse RIVERKEEPER® Foundation
612 W. Lane Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 856-1180­

Raleigh, NC– The Neuse RIVERKEEPER® Foundation is pleased to announce they are now offering  “Ivy” rain barrels through their new rain barrel program. They are offering the rain barrels at a discounted price to encourage residents to protect water quality.

Order rain barrels online at:

The rain barrels can be purchased directly through the program’s website using a credit card. There will also be a limited number of rain barrels on the day of the sale as a first come first served basis. The normal retail is $89.00 but through this special promotion they are only $70 with part of the proceeds going directly to The Neuse River Foundation.

Order now for a May 12 pick up in Raleigh from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rain Water Solutions, 2315 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604. The second pick up will be on June 2 in New Bern from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Union Point Park 210 E. Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560. Quantities are limited.

“This program is an important step toward protecting clean water in our community because it offers an inexpensive and proven option to help people make a difference in their own backyards.  I can’t wait to buy mine and start proudly displaying Ivy at my house!” says Upper Neuse RIVERKEEPER®, Alissa Bierma. “We are committed to protecting our water quality and managing the damaging effects of storm water runoff. The use of rain barrels will provide residents the tools they need to conserve water, prevent water pollution, and reduce sedimentation in our lakes, rivers and streams.”

The rain barrel captures rainwater from roof-tops by connecting to the homes downspout. This water would typically be sent down the storm drain carrying potential contaminants and contributing to flash flooding. The cumulative effect of rain barrels implemented throughout a geographic area can have a significant impact on storm water management and water quality. Water collected by the rain barrels can be used for gardens, lawns, and wash cars and pets.

For more information on The Neuse River Foundations rain barrel program or to order a rain barrel, please visit:

Ivy rain barrel features:

·       Made in the USA!

·       50% recycled plastic

·       Dimensions 42.5”H x 22” W x 18” L

·       Child proof, bug proof lid

·       Best-in-class overflow set up

·       3/4" ball valve easily connects to garden hose

·       Three rain barrels easily fit in the backseat of a mid sized sedan

·       All parts included and ready to set up

·       Gravity fed. No pumps required

·       Link two or more Ivys together using your existing overflow hose


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