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Posted on: May 19, 2014

[ARCHIVED] MWRD Rain Barrel Program

Available year-round now!

One way homeowners can collect and reuse stormwater is through the installation of a rain barrel, and the MWRD is making it easier for residents living in our service delivery area to purchase them. Rain barrels are now available year-round for $58 plus tax. The price includes an installation kit and home delivery for all residents living in the MWRD’s service area. Up to two rain barrels per household may be purchased from our vendor.

Rain barrels are repurposed plastic barrels designed to collect rainwater from rooftops via a disconnected downspout for reuse. The rain barrel program is a part of the MWRD’s green infrastructure initiative and supports our mission of managing stormwater and reducing water pollution. The MWRD is promoting a variety of water conservation methods in addition to rain barrels, such as rain gardens, native landscaping, stormwater trees, green roofs, greenways, wetlands and porous pavement.

Capacity – 55 gallons
Diameter – Approximately 21 inches
Height – Approximately 34 inches
Colors – Blue, Black, Terra Cotta, Grey

For more information visit the MWRD website below or contact the Office of Public Affairs at 312-751-6633 or

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