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Water harvesting now possible at Boston community garden

A specialist new structure is allowing rain water to be harvested for use within Boston's community garden in Central Park.

The structure was created and installed at reduced cost by Boston's Adventures in Wood, in partnership with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), thanks to donations from Anglian Water and Boston Borough Council.

Sarah Castelvecchi, Anglian Water Water Efficiency Manager, said: "Most of the plants in the community garden, like herbs, don't need to be frequently watered but it makes sense to use rain water captured for when watering is needed.

"During the summer demand for water increases for outdoor use, however we all need to use water wisely all year round as this region is classified as Very Water Stressed."

LCVS works in partnership with Anglian Water to help spread its messages amongst households in Boston to ensure that the local environment and communities thrive now and in the future.

Jackie Lane, LCVS project officer, said: "We are delighted to see the water harvesting system now in place in the community garden and thank all those who made it possible.

"It sends a wonderful message about the difference we can all make at home in using water wisely and conserving rain water for our gardens."

Anglian Water's Drop 20 campaign encourages all of us to cut our bills and water usage each day - that's a lot of water saved for tomorrow. Find out how you can Drop 20 by going to www.anglianwater.co.uk/drop20

Check out the latest water butt offers at www.anglianwater.co.uk/freewater

 

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Egidijus Zasytis, left, and Aidas Klinga from Adventures in Wood with the new water harvesting structure in Boston's community garden