St. Lazare rolls out rain barrels
barrels valued at $87 for just $15 thanks to an IGA grocery store environmental grant brought to the town's attention by council member Gilbert Arsenault.
Michel Poitras, from IGA Poirier in St. Lazare and Hudson, said funds came from the sale of plastic grocery bags.
The town has a waiting list for those wanting to buy additional subsidized barrels, though Kary said there are no plans at present to purchase more barrels. "We will buy more if we get more funding, that's for sure," he said, adding many local hardware stores also sell rain barrels.
St. LazareMayor Pierre Kary (left) and Michel Poitras, from IGA Poirier, hope 200 rain barrels given out last week will help ease dependence on drinking water.