Longmeadow is among the many towns nationwide offering discounted rain barrels to their residents. The Town strongly encourages the use of rain barrels as part of its town-wide water conservation program. Collected rain water helps during times of drought and aids in controlling runoff during heavy rains. It can be used for watering gardens, lawns, washing cars, and many other non-potable purposes. Whether you get your water from Longmeadow’s water supply or private well, using rainwater reduces overall water demand. This is especially valuable in times of drought. When rain arrives in torrents, diverting some into rain barrels helps slow down runoff and limits erosion. And because rainwater isn’t chlorinated, it’s great for plants and lawns.
For all of these reasons, the town of Longmeadow has teamed up with the Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer Longmeadow residents this rain barrel opportunity!