WESTLAND (WWJ) – The City of Westland is hosting a second rain barrel truckload sale due to the overwhelming response during their initial sale.

Mayor William R. Wild said rain barrel sale that was held on July 30 was the most successful sale sponsored by the Alliance of Rouge Communities, selling out of 780 rain barrels in three hours and an additional 150 orders placed by residents from all over southeastern lower Michigan.

The rain barrel sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Westland Department of Public Services, located at 37137 Marquette, just east of Newburgh.

Limited quantities will be available while supplies last. The rain barrels’ retail values is $150 each, but will be offered for a discounted price of $60 (taxes included) with $1.50 of each purchase benefitting the Alliance of Rouge Communities. Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card and Discover Cards will be accepted. The event will go on rain or shine.

By harvesting your rain water with one of these barrels, you can:

  • Lower your water bill
  • Preserve your well water supply
  • Use water on your own schedule
  • Improve your soil’s pH balance
  • Reduce storm water run-off
  • Reduce erosion and flooding
  • Relieve sewer demand
  • Help protect rivers, streams, lakes and the environment

For more information, contact the Alliance of Rouge Communities at 734-272-0291 or City Administrative Secretary at 734-467-3200.


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