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Corpus Christi discounts rain barrel sales

Rain barrels for water collection and conservation can be picked up at the city of Corpus Christi warehouse on Civitan Drive next to Animal Care Services. Courtesy photo

Corpus Christi residents can plan now to have water for gardens and yards this summer by purchasing a rain-storage barrel. The city has discounted the barrels to $47, plus tax, while supplies last.

According to the National Weather Service, the Coastal Bend will likely remain in a drought through July 31. Any water collected during occasional rains can be valuable for later use.

The 55-gallon-capacity barrel attaches to a home’s downspout and can be connected to a standard watering hose. The device has a child-proof locking lid and a bug-proof screen. Measuring 38 inches tall and 24 inches across, the barrel is available in black or brown.

Customers pay for a barrel at central cashiering in City Hall, 1201 Leopard St. The pickup location is at the city’s warehouse on Civitan Drive, across from Corpus Christi Water Utilities and next to Animal Care Services.

The limit is two barrels per household.

For more information, go to or call 361-826-1817.

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There are 2 comments.

Suzy —
Replying to TrueAmerican56. Car washes recycle their water, so much less water is used by using a car wash, than washing your vehicle at home in your driveway. Those that do would be better to pull up into their grass and water it while washing the vehicle.
TrueAmerican56 —
But we can't be in a draught, the city is allowing a car wash on every corner, that shouldn't happen in an arid and draught prone city right...LOL

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