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.
Register for a Zoom webinar hosted by the Conservation Foundation, to learn more about rain barrels, native plants and other ways to combat water problems.
JUNE 30, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Register HERE.
- The cost per barrel starts at $60, 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 JULY 12.
- Mail-in order: ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 8
When/Where do I PICK UP my order?
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Public Works Facility, 5101 Walnut Ave
2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.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.