Sept. 26, 2016 06:48

Free Rain Barrels Available

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) and the Village of Homewood Board of Trustees are partnering to offer residents of Homewood, Illinois, free rain barrels. The program is designed to reduce the amount of water entering the storm sewer system and to combat flooding problems in the village.

The rain barrels will capture stormwater from residents’ roofs, allowing them to reuse the water.

While the water collected in the barrels is not suitable for drinking or bathing, it can be used for outdoor activities, including watering lawns and washing vehicles and tools. Each residence is allowed up to four barrels. The barrels will be delivered to participating households with installation instructions. Residents have until December 31 to claim their barrels.

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