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Rain Barrels Available Through Village of Oswego

Mar 07, 2017 01:18PM ● Published by Steven Jack

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

Rain barrels are large containers that capture storm water 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.  

Per the Conservation Foundation, approximately 40 percent of total household water use 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.

Please place your order before April 18, 2017. Rain barrels will cost $55-$60 and can be ordered through the Village of Oswego’s website at When ordering, select the Village of Oswego order form on the right sidebar and choose to deliver the barrel to your home for an additional $5, or choose municipal pick up for no additional charge.

Orders placed prior to April 18 for municipal pick up are to be collected at the Environmentally Conscious Oswego (ECO) Reuse and Recycle Extravaganza on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Oswego Village Hall, located at 100 Parkers Mill. 

Call Mark D. Runyon at 630.554.3242 or email for assistance or additional information.

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