Why would you want a rain barrel at home?
How can you purchase a low-cost rain barrel?
- Register as a GreenSpot member.
- Live in your home located in Columbus, unincorporated Franklin County, Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Upper Arlington or Worthington.
- Attend a workshop by mailing the registration form with a check for $50.00, attend the workshop and take your rain barrel home with you; OR After April 2, 2012, visit our online storm water education page, pass the quiz, use PayPal to purchase one rain barrel for $50.00 and pick it up at our office. (Online program opens April 2, 2012.)
When can you get your rain barrel?
- The online program opens Monday April 2, 2012.
- The workshops begin on Saturday April 7, 2012.
Where can you get your rain barrel?
- It is terracotta colored.
- It holds 45 gallons of rainwater that comes off your roof.
- It is easily installed into your downspout.
- The instructions are very easy to follow, but for extra help, here is an installation video.
Who is making this possible?
- Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman and the Columbus Department of Public Utilities.
- Franklin County Commissioners Paula Brooks, Marilyn Brown and John O’Grady.
- The cities of Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Upper Arlington and Worthington. [Editorial Comment: But NOT Bexley?!! What's up with that???]
- Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) and Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) are facilitating many of the workshops. These watershed groups are volunteer organizations that work to preserve and protect local streams and rivers. Join your local watershed group today!
- Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.
- Fact sheet with additional information about using rain barrels.
- Frequently asked questions about rain barrels and the GreenSpot Rain Barrel Program.
- RainStation ™ rain barrel warranty and safety warnings handout.
BTW, the Conservation District is also having a great tree sale for another week. The fish sale ended yesterday.