Free water, that's the message behind a new initiative by the Van Buren Conservation District. All across the county, specially designed 55-gallon food grade drums are on display to raise awareness about water conservation and pollution. The District says about 1,000 gallons of water runs off of the average roof in a normal rain storm. The barrels are to remind citizens to collect the rain water and put it toward their gardens and lawns to save money and protect our environment. The barrels are on display through the 13th, and then they will be auctioned off on Ebay. All proceeds will go back to the District for further outreach on the education of water quality.
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