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Goodbye rain, hello rain barrels

Once again, mother nature has left us in the dust. Received 0.01" today and 0.03" yesterday on my home weather station. Was hoping that huge front that spawned tornadoes and storms would bring us something, but the timing was all wrong. It just seems like this drought is never going to end. Most of the counties in NC are still in the exceptional drought category (the worst condition). There is another chance of rain on Sunday, but now they've backed that off to only a 30% chance (guess that low pressure system is going to track further east away from us).

Many people, including myself, are starting to look at getting rain barrels for home. What little rain we do get is enough to fill up these huge containers and then use the water for whatever we want (plants, grass, car washing, house cleaning, etc.). I need to see if Durham has a deal on these, or if I need to go in search on my own. Most places that do sell them around here are all stocked out as people start to buy them up.


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Jan. 11th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
I believe the City of Raleigh wants $80 for a 60 gallon and $90 for a 80 gallon. Good luck
Jan. 11th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Weather and all
What different problems we face. Here, in Ljubljana, the city I live in, we haven't seen much of the sun in the past few weeks. Statistics says we've got IMMENSE 30 minutes of sun in the last 11 days. It IS depressing. And it's cloudy and murky and foggy and dark and I'd like to get away to some sunny spot.
Jan. 12th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea, Joe!
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