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From: Dripping Springs, Texas
Registered: Jun 2006

posted June 04, 2006 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lori     Edit/Delete Message
I recently purchased two barrels to collect rainwater from my downspouts for my garden. Amazing how quickly they filled! I am addicted. I want to purchase more barrels, but they are expensive (I know the day will come when we hook our whole house up to a rainwater system.) I don't want to spend a fortune on barrels. How come only Austin offers a rebate on barrels? When will Drippin/Wimberly or Hays county start offering similar incentives? Austin sells barrels on a site for around $50 but also offer a $30.00 rebate if you live in Austin.

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posted June 05, 2006 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellogg     Edit/Delete Message
I'm with you 100%. This has frustrated the h*ll out of me for years. With resources so stretched, there is positively zilch support or encouragement or incentives from the county on this front. That program is so successful in Austin they always run out of barrels before everybody gets as many as they want or can use. Hint, hint, Hays County!

Also PEC is back in the dark ages OR is trying to keep everybody on expensive fossil fuel with nothing at all to encourage people or businesses to use alternative energies. They appear to be interested only in the short term wealth they are accumulating. Look at Austin Energy's program for solar -

In Wimberley and Hays we have no rebates, no nothing to help from PEC. I would install the 1,000 watt solar system today if we had the same rebate program as Austin does. I think it's greed on the part of PEC, and lack of will and education on the part of the county about rain barrels. Get with the program, Hays and PEC!!!!!!

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