Boone and Watauga County Residents Offered Rain Barrels Through New Program


13 March 2012

Media Contact: Wendy M. Patoprsty, Extension Agent
Natural Resources, Watauga County
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
971 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607

Boone, NC– The Town of Boone, Watauga County Cooperative Extension, and the Watauga County Soil and Water Conservation District 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 promote water conservation and 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 local conservation efforts.

Order now for a June 5 pick up in Boone from at Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone, NC 28607. Times to be announced on program web site. Quantities are limited.

“It’s a great way to help save a precious natural resource, water” says Wendy Patoprsty.

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 Watauga County 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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