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HydraBarrier® by Watershed Innovations™ Now Available in Ace® Hardware Stores

Watershed Innovations today announced that Ace Hardware is carrying HydraBarrier, the eco-friendly sandbag alternative, in stores throughout the country. HydraBarrier water tubes are lightweight, yet durable sandbag replacements. Each protects up to 6 feet of vulnerable areas, such as basements and garages, from water damage. Weighing only one pound when empty, HydraBarriers are the modern alternative to sandbags and the perfect addition to any home emergency kit.

“We’re extremely excited to be working with Ace Hardware,” said Heather Petersen, VP Marketing, Watershed Innovations. “HydraBarrier has been very well received in the market and our relationship with Ace will enable even more homeowners to protect their most valuable assets from water damage. We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with Ace.”

“Ace Hardware was attracted to Watershed Innovations’ unique sandbag alternative, HydraBarrier, because of its effectiveness, ease-of-use, and re-usability,” said Rob Rafacz, Buyer, Ace Hardware. “We’re enthusiastic about selling HydraBarrier in our stores.” Contact your local Ace Hardware store to determine if HydraBarrier is currently in stock.

Also coming soon to Ace Hardware stores are two new Watershed Innovations products: HydraBarrier Link™, for building longer flood protection barrier, and HydraTowel™, for easily absorbing large quantities of water in a hurry.

About Watershed Innovations:

Watershed Innovations, whose mission is to protect homes and other areas against water damage, provides products that are designed for residential use, but are strong enough for industrial applications. With a focus on quality, ease of use, and efficient design, Watershed Innovations is an industry leader in developing products that help eliminate the effects of water damage. For more information, visit

About Ace Hardware:

Throughout its 85-year history, Ace Hardware has been known as the helpful hardware store by both customers and communities. With approximately 4,600 hardware, home center and building materials stores that generate annual retail sales of more than $12 billion, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace currently operates 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and one in Shanghai, China, and its retailers’ stores are located in all 50 states and more than 60 countries.