The Village of Downers Grove and The Conservation Foundation are teaming up to offer rain barrels for sale. 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 starts at $55, 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. ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 12.
- Mail-in order: ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 10
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.
Saturday , June 15, 2019
Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Ave
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
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.