As part of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's stormwater management program, the MWRD of Greater Chicago is offering rain barrels at cost, $51.00 each, to all municipalities within Cook County. In keeping with their mission to protect the water environment, the MWRD initiated this program to encourage residents to capture and reuse stormwater.
Rain barrels are an inexpensive way to promote the use of green technology. An added benefit is providing relief to sewer systems during rain storms. Barrel specifications are as follows:
- 55 gallon capacity
- 21 inch diameter
- 34 inch height
- Available in black, blue, terra cotta or grey
Please contact Matt McGregor at (312) 751-5884 for additional information.