Rain Barrels can be a very easy and affordable way to make an environmental impact in your community. Large amounts of stormwater runoff come off of your roof every time it rains and travels and picks up pollutants on the way to the storm drain. Installing a rain barrel at the end of your downspouts has gotten easier and can also help prevent standing water in your yard.
Just imagine catching 65 gallons of rain during a 1-inch storm event instead of allowing it to flow as stormwater to a combined sewer system and eventually to the White River. The average roof collects an estimated 22,500 gallons of rain a year. That’s enough to fill over 345- 65 gallon rain barrels a year with free water! Capture all of this free rainwater to water house plants, flower gardens, vegetable gardens, mop your floor, wash your car, etc. Plants prefer rainwater instead of treated tap water.
Stormwater Management will be hosting Rain Barrel workshops throughout the community this spring and summer. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in learning more.
Upcoming Workshops Dates
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We are currently out of stock of all rainstation barrels but we have recycled 55-gallon food-grade barrels available for free. If interested, contact Jason at 765-213-6450.