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MWRD’s free rain barrel program ends Dec. 31st

NOTICE: The free rain barrel program ends on December 31, 2016. All orders received by that date will be delivered. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will return to the previous program of selling rain barrels at cost through their website.

Due to the popularity of the program, they are experiencing delivery delays. Please note that delivery may take up to 12 weeks from the date the order is received by your municipality for processing.

Thank you for your interest in the MWRD’s rain barrel program! Rain barrels are a type of green infrastructure that capture rainwater from your roof and save it for when you need it. By keeping this water out of the sewer system, rain barrels can also help prevent sewer overflows and flooding. You can use rain barrel water to wash your car, water your lawn, or clean work boots and tools. Rain barrel water is naturally free of chlorine, lime, and calcium and some gardeners swear their plants prefer it. However, since rain barrel water is runoff from your roof, do not drink it!

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