NJDEP’s Water Supply Program Auctions Handpainted Rain Barrels


One of the Professor’s favorite ways to preserve fresh water resources outside of the bathroom is by collecting rainwater for household uses like watering lawns or gardens. The benefits of rainwater harvesting are many: it can reduce your water bill, keep excess rainwater out of local sewage systems, and because rainwater is naturally softened, it’s the best water to use for watering delicate plants and for washing windows and cars.

rain barrel njdep rutgers water resourcesProgram Rainwater harvesting can even be beautiful, thanks to ‘The One Barrel at a Time Artist Co-op,’ which came out of a collaboration between NJDEP’s Water Supply Program, the Rutgers Water Resources, Lucid Graphics, and a number of talented NJ artists.

The Co-op is currently auctioning off handpainted rain barrels on ebay. To view – and bid on – these unique works of art just follow this link or visit www.ebay.com and search for ‘Rutgers Rain Barrel.’ The auctions will close this Saturday, May 1st, so place your bids now if you’d like to support this project

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Good morning,

I noticed that you mentioned the rainwater harvesting program from 2010. I participated in this event as one of the artists and just finished the project for 2012. If you had the need for an artist to decorate rainbarrels, or if you have another project in mind, please contact me at the email address above.

Thank you.

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