Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

Town of Ocean City Continues Rain Barrel Program

Once again, the Town of Ocean City is offering a limited number of rain barrels to the citizens of the Town to be used on property within Ocean City corporate limits.  A rain barrel is a water tank positioned at a downspout to collect water and used to water plants or attach to a soaking hose to water a garden. 

“Rain barrel water is not meant for drinking but is great for the environment,” said Gail Blazer, Environmental Engineer for the Town of Ocean City.  “Not only do they provide free irrigation for your garden, but they reduce harmful runoff into our local bays and waterways.  Combining the use of rain barrels with appropriate plant selection and mulching promotes water conservation. Rain barrels benefit your home, garden and community.”

There is a small fee to purchase the barrel, which is subsidized by the Critical Area Mitigation Fund.  If you are interested in obtaining a rain barrel or would like more information, contact the Gail Blazer in the Engineering Department at (410) 289-8825 or gblazer@ococean.com. The dead line to place an order will be July 31, 2013