To promote water conservation across the county, the Anderson Public Library was given a special rain barrel decorated by a local teen and installed by the Anderson County Conservation District.
Five barrels were installed at various public buildings around the county through a grant from Coca Cola that was given to the conservation district. The barrels were assembled and decorated by members of the Junior Conservation Board.
The library’s barrel was decorated by Katrin Wilson and was recently installed. The barrel, which is attached to a rain gutter, will collect rain falling on the roof of the library and will be used to water the landscaping plants around the building during the summer months.
In addition to the rain barrel, the library’s landscaping around the Main Street entrance was updated with new plants that are drought resistant. Joey Carbajal from Carbajal’s Garden Center worked on the new landscaping.