Breaking News Bar
posted: 5/29/2010 12:01 AM

North Aurora riverfront group selling rain barrels, composers

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Rain barrels, similar to this one, are being sold by the North Aurora River District Alliance.

      Rain barrels, similar to this one, are being sold by the North Aurora River District Alliance.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
 

Save water, make good fertilizer, keep plastic barrels out of landfills, help a local cause.

You can do all four by purchasing rain barrels and compost tumblers from the North Aurora River District Alliance.

The group, which promotes the use of downtown North Aurora along the Fox River, is selling the items.

Even though NOARDA is not technically an environmental group, it is working to "enhance the natural beauty" of North Aurora's riverfront, said Trustee Chris Faber. North Aurora leaders believe the riverfront is an underused attraction that could spur use of downtown businesses.

"It seemed to kind of fit," said Faber, who is spearheading the sale, and has three rain barrels at his home.

A 1-inch rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof could yield about 540 gallons of water that could be used for outdoor activities such as watering a garden or washing a car. The compost barrel can hold up to 7.3 cubic feet of material.

Order forms can be found on the group's website, noarda.org.

The cost is $75 for one rain barrel, $140 for two. The compost tumblers are $140. Delivery is $5.

NOARDA is also selling linking hoses, flex elbows to connect to downspouts and pedestals for rain barrels.

The barrels, 55 to 60 gallons, used to hold food such as olives and pickles. The rain barrels have been outfitted with screens, spigots and linking and overflow fittings. The compost tumblers are attached to a frame made of recycled wood.

Buyers can pay with cash, check or PayPal. Order forms are available at noarda.org. For more information, call Faber at (630) 327-7800, or send e-mail to info@noarda.org.

Like many area towns, North Aurora restricts lawn and garden watering, to conserve water. Water customers are only allowed to water between 6 and 9 p.m.

Share

Interested in reusing this article?

Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.

The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *

Message (optional)

Success - Reprint request sent Click to close
    help here