Media Release

SYSTERN Rain Barrel Sale

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:00 AM

May 20, 2009

5 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Public Works Department, Office of Waste Alternatives invites citizens to its one-day-only SYSTERN Rain Barrel distribution event on Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Home Depot (5150 NW 13th Street, Gainesville).

The SYSTERN Rain Barrel, by Norseman Plastics will be available to area residents on a first come, first serve basis. The rain barrels cost $45.00, tax included (cash or checks only).

"This spring, take a step towards reducing your carbon footprint", said Sally Palmi, Waste Alternatives Manager, "In the United States alone, outdoor water use can makeup between 25% to 58% of the overall domestic water demand.  Rainwater harvesting can drastically reduce this demand preserving municipal water supply for potable drinking water while serving as a compliment to your gardening and backyard composting needs.  As global water supplies diminish, rainwater harvesting will become a crucial water conservation practice.  The SYSTERN Rain Barrel also helps reduce water pollution and soil erosion within our community."

For information about the SYSTERN Rain Barrel, click here.

For more information, contact Alachua County Public Works Department at 352-374-5213.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).