Tuesday, July 24, 2012
New City Program Will Loan Rain Water Tanks to Land Bank Community Gardens
4) The tanks will be labeled as City property and that the water is non-potable (i.e., not safe to drink).
5) Three members/officers of the community garden must sign-on as responsible parties. This will involve providing your drivers’ license number.
6) Gardens must complete and submit a non-profit organization application to the Tool Library.
7) Gardens must also provide a soil sample, which will be tested by OSU for, among other things, lead. (In other words, these gardens will receive free soil testing as part of this program). The details of this are still unclear.
8) The program will only cover 30-35 gardens.
9) Rain Brothers will be providing and installing the tanks and equipment.
10) This program will also pay for Rain Brothers to fill the tank one time. In other words, you don’t have to wait for it to rain before the tank will be filled for you at no charge.
11) There will be some delays because of how the City is reimbursing Rebuilding Together, but the program will be administered over 2012 and 2013. They hope to start delivering tanks to eligible gardens by the end of July.
12) Questions and inquiries should be directed to Rebuilding Together at 258-6392.
13) A formal press release will be coming.
It’s possible that I have forgotten some details, but you can obtain the information for yourself from the Tool Library. Happy watering!
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