Homeowners On Long Island Start Recycling Rain

April 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Homeowners On Long Island Start Recycling Rain
" PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long island homeowners were being asked to recycle the rain, not only for the environment but to help lower water bills.

The Town of North Hempstead started selling discounted barrels for homeowners to collect rain water. Resident Carmen Castro is one of the first. She’ll use collected rain to water her vegetable garden.

“If every person starts saving a little bit of water, then hopefully the next person will do it,” she told CBS 2′s Carolyn Gusoff.

On rainy days, the drops add up. One barrel placed under a home’s gutter can save almost 2,000 gallons every summer "

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