If you don’t have a rain barrel in your yard, or you’d like a second one, now is the time to get it. The West Chicago Environmental Commission spearheads the annual Rain Barrel Sale in conjunction with The Conservation Foundation.
It’s easy to order your rain barrel online through The Conservation Foundation and Upcycle Products, Inc. at http://upcycle-products.com/static.asp?path=5453.
A rain barrel is an easy way to collect a consistent supply of clean, fresh water for outdoor use to water plants, to wash your car, or to top a swimming pool, FREE! The barrels are repurposed, industrial-sized food containers that would otherwise be shredded and possibly sent to a landfill. The tops are screened for safety, with a spigot and overflow pre-installed on the barrels. Barrels hold 50-60 gallons and come in multiple colors.
Consider the many rewards of having a rain barrel for your home, one of which is knowing you are doing something kind for the planet.