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Rain Barrels Available Through Village of Oswego

Mar 01, 2016 07:33PM ● Published by Steven Jack

The Village of Oswego, in partnership with the Conservation Foundation, is selling rain barrels.

The deadline to place your order through the village of Oswego is April 18. Rain barrels cost $60 and can be ordered through the Conservation Foundation’s website

Orders will be collected at the Environmentally Conscious Oswego (ECO) commission’s Reuse and Recycle Extravaganza on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village of Oswego Public Works Facility, 100 Theodore Drive. Collect rain barrels from this facility prior to 2pm on April 23.  

Rain barrels are large containers that capture stormwater from your roof that would otherwise be lost as runoff. Modern barrels are sealed, safe around children, and insect resistant. Users divert water from your downspout to fill the rain barrel. 

A hose spigot on the front makes the water easy to access and use. Per the Conservation Foundation, approximately 40 percent of total household water used during the summer months is for watering lawns and gardens. Rainwater is a sustainable solution for watering flowers and gardens, or washing cars and windows.

For more information, call 630.551.2343 or email ahowe@oswegoil.org.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF OSWEGO

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