The free rain barrel program has ended.
For those who are still interested in rain barrels, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has rain barrels for sale.
For availability and pricing information, please go to the Metropolitan WaterReclamation District's website. Click the logo to be redirected to their website.
Rain barrels are a form of green infrastructure that is designed to capture and reuse rain water. The largest benefit of rain barrel use is achieved by disconnecting the roof runoff from the system and installing rain barrels to reuse water. Roofs comprise 41% of the impervious surface in Cook County. Many of these surfaces are directly connected to the public drainage system.