Free Rain Barrel Program
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will provide residents with up to four free rain barrels per each property address. Rain barrels are 55 gallons large, and include instructions, an installation kit and a secured, locking lid with screening. MWRD will have the barrels delivered to your home at no charge.
In order to receive a free rain barrel, residents must submit their signed order form to the Village Hall by noon on Friday, Dec. 30.
Approved rain barrels, gutters and downspouts must be maintained in proper working order, and be free of leaks, obstructions and debris. They must also include a child-proof and rodent-proof cover secured in place, intake screen, mosquito screen, and spigot. Each winter, drain the barrel, and store inside a garage or shed to avoid water freezing and cracking the barrel. Outside storage is prohibited. Rain barrels no longer in use must be returned to the Village.