The Town of Franklin has teamed up with New England Rain Barrel Company to offer residents the "New Englander" rain barrel at the a discounted price of $66.50.
The 55-gallon barrels are recycled and modified versions of barrels that were once used to import foodstuffs such as olives. Placed under a downspout to catch storm runoff, the barrels help residents conserve water, save money, and reduce storm drainage into nearby rivers and streams.
Anyone interested in ordering one of the barrels (which are normally priced at $89) is being urved to call The New England Rain Barrel Company at 877-977-3135 or order online via the company's web site.
Orders can be placed through May 2). Residents Residents can pick up their barrels on Wednesday, May 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the town Municipal Building at 150 Emmons St.
-- Rachel Lebeaux
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