Residents in the City of Lafayette and the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish can purchase subsidized rain barrels with LCG and LUS.
Due to high demand, a limited supply of barrels is being offered to the first 300 customers for a subsidized price of $38. The rain barrels, according to LCG, offer residents a way to save money, conserve water, and reduce stormwater runoff.
The subsidy is limited to one barrel per residence in the City of Lafayette or unincorporated areas of the Parish. Additional barrels, or barrels sold to residents outside of LCG’s jurisdiction, may be purchased for $49.
LCG says that all orders must be placed by May 5, 2019. Rain barrels will be available for pickup on May 18 at the Dean Domingues Compost Facility at 400 Dugas Road.
The offer is a part of LCG’s Rain Barrel Program.
“Rain barrels capture rainwater from rooftops that can be used to water flowers and plants, wash a vehicle, and for other outdoor non-potable purposes. By collecting and using rainwater, residents are able to supplement their tap water usage, thus saving money on their water bill and conserving a vital natural resource. Capturing rainwater that would otherwise flow into the Bayou Vermilion also reduces the amount of surface pollutants introduced into the local watershed.”
Information about the program, including ordering a rain barrel, can be found at http://www.lafayettela.gov/PublicWorks/Pages/Rain-Barrel-Program.aspx.