Last Call for Rain Barrel Pre-Orders!

Have you considered purchasing a rain barrel through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s (GRCA) fundraiser in partnership with The deadline to place your order for a barrel, tank, rolling composter or rain barrel accessories is May 17th. All orders to be picked up on Saturday May 25th from 9am – 12pm at the GRCA on County Road 28 in Port Hope.

For a cost of only $55.00, you too can receive the many benefits rain barrels offer, including:

  • Save Money and Water: Using rain water instead of tap water for outdoor use reduces your water bill.
  • Protect Your Municipality Water Supply: Collecting water in your rain barrel slows it down from rushing into local lakes and rivers. This helps decrease storm runoff and the level of pollution going into local watersheds.
  • Better Gardens: Improve the growth and vitality of your plants by feeding them rain water instead of tap water that has many chemicals including chlorine and fluoride.
  • Reduce Risk of Basement Flooding: Disconnecting downspouts from your sewer drain and connecting them to your rain barrel reduces the risk of basement flooding. If your rain barrel begins to get full there is an overflow hose that carries water away from your house.

You can help the GRCA meet their goal by sharing this fundraiser with your family, friends and others. Remember, rain barrel orders must be received by May 17th! Order today at

The GRCA has also partnered with the Port Hope Kinsmen Club to bring back the Native Plant Sale in support of your local Conservation Authority. When you pick your rain barrel up on May 25th, you’ll also have the opportunity to shop for a variety of native plants, trees and shrubs, including plants that tolerate sun and shade, but also can be used as groundcover in your garden.

The GRCA thanks the local community for its continued support. For further information about rain barrels and native plants, email