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Chicago Rain Barrel Sale

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Chicagoans can purchase a discounted Chicago Rain Barrel, while supplies last, beginning May 21, 2007. Mark your calendar!

- Rain barrels are for Chicago residents only
- Residents are limited to 1 barrel per household (per year)
- Reservations are NOT required
- When picking up a rain barrel, bring a $40 check payable to
"City of Chicago" with your current Chicago address listed on the check
- Cash is not accepted
- Pick up times and locations are listed below
- Financial assistance is available; contact us for more information

Pick up locations
You may pick up a rain barrel at these sites at the times listed below. No reservations are required.

Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Blvd.
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Tues, Thurs 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sat 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Greenmaker Building Supply, 2500 North Pulaski
Hours: Mon-Wed: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Thurs 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Fri 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sat 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Or pick up a rain barrel at one of our Barrel Bonanza events this summer. Visit our website for more information and dates (coming soon).


Rain barrel brochures explaining installation and maintenance will be distributed at the time of purchase. You can also make your own rain barrel. For a free fact sheet on how to make a rain barrel, call 773-233-0476.

More information at, "Learn About Rain Barrels" link.

Contact or 312-743-WATER (743-9283).

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