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Conserve water with recycled rainbarrels
0510 LIFE rain barrel
Recycled Coca-Cola barrels are being repurposed as rainbarrels.
The Soque River Watershed Association in Clarkesvillle and the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Clarkesville and Clayton are teaming up again to turn recycled Coca-Cola barrels into rainbarrels for water conservation efforts. The local partnership between the SRWA and Habitat has been building during the past three years, beginning with efforts to make rainbarrels available at the ReStore in Clarkesville in 2010. Since then, more than 100 barrels have been sold and distributed, leading both organizations to partner in installing a 1,000-gallon cistern on Aug. 23, 2012, to help irrigate a garden area at the front of the ReStore.