Buy a Rain Barrel Today

Rain Barrel sale poster

MVCA is rolling out the barrels just in time for spring

Carleton Place, March 14, 2014 – Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is selling rain barrels to raise funds to support Rural and Urban City Stream Watch Programs.

MVCA is all about water and we all need to protect it, conserve it, and respect it. Purchasing a rain barrel can help us meet our water monitoring goals in the Carp and Mississippi River watersheds and help you do your part at home.

Rain barrels capture and store rain water collected from roofs through downspouts. They provide chlorine-free and fluoride-free water which is ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, shrubs and trees. Use it to wash cars, clean floors, and do laundry. It will save you money and help you conserve this precious resource.
This is How it Works:

1.    Pre-Order your rain barrel online at or call Alyssa at 613.253.0006 ext. 267

2.    Pick up your rain barrel on Saturday, April 26 between 9 am and 1 pm at the pickup location you selected with your order—Carleton Place or Kinburn

Each base model rain barrel costs $55. MVCA receives $10 from each barrel sold. Each one comes equipped with the parts needed to set up your barrel at home: a filter basket, overflow adaptor, 1.2 m overflow pipe, and a spigot. Other accessories and styles are also available online.

The funds raised will support comprehensive monitoring programs for both our rural and urban streams. This monitoring is essential for identifying trends and tracking changes to the water and shoreline environment of Mississippi and Carp Rivers and their tributaries.

“Taking a closer look at what is happening in the water and along the shoreline helps us target areas for rehabilitation and maintain areas that are in good health,” says MVCA Biologist Kelly Stiles.

“Stream Watch programs allow for comprehensive monitoring and offer an opportunity for volunteers to work with MVCA staff protecting the water and habitat they value”.

For more information about MVCA stream monitoring programs call Kelly at 613.253.0006 ext. 234 or email

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