KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tuesday is the last day for Knox County residents to buy rain barrels and composting bins at deep discounts.
The Water Quality Forum is sponsoring the event, along with the City of Knoxville, Knox County government and the Town of Farragut.
The idea is to get more people to use the modern adaptation of an old idea — rain barrels to save water runoff from roofs. Capturing runoff water can reduce what the storm sewer system must handle in heavy downpours. It also gives homeowners water for their gardens at no cost.
The 50-gallon barrels are usually $119, but can be bought online through Tuesday for $58. The website is www.RainBarrelProgram.org/Water-Quality-Forum. The barrels can be picked up Saturday, June 15, at Chilhowee Park.
The composting bins are $62.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.