The Village of Downers Grove and The Conservation Foundation are teaming up to offer rain barrels for sale. Mail-in orders will be accepted through May 31, 2017; online orders through June 5.
Rain barrels are large containers that capture rainwater at the end of a downspout and store the water for later use, for example in watering plants or washing cars. Using water from rain barrels lowers water bills, helps reduce flooding, and can have a dramatic impact on water quality in our rivers and streams.
The 55-gallon barrels are made from reused plastic and come equipped with a spigot, a screw off lid, a garden hose threaded overflow, and screen in the top to help keep out bugs and debris.
- The cost per barrel is $60.00, plus sales tax.
How to Order
All orders will be handled by third party vendor, Upcycle Products.
- Place your order ONLINE and pay via credit card.
When/Where do I PICK UP my order?
Rain barrels will be distributed at the Public Works Open House at the time and location below.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Ave
2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
For questions about the sale, contact Dan Carlsen at 630-434-6811.
Stormwater Utility Incentive
As part of the stormwater utility, the Village has an incentive program to encourage residents to install rain barrels on their property. Qualifying properties will be provided a one-time reduction of $25 per property, to be applied toward the stormwater utility portion of a customer's Utility Bill.