In Oklahoma, we recognize that water is a precious resource in need of conservation. Rain barrels capture water from roofs and hold it for later use. The stored rain barrel water can then be used to water lawns and gardens, wash cars, or for other similar activities. When runoff leaves a property, it can pick up pollution and discharge it directly into our waterways. Using rain barrels helps to reduce stormwater pollution by minimizing the amount of stormwater runoff that leaves a site.

If you are interested in purchasing a rain barrel, the Central Oklahoma Stormwater Alliance is hosting a rain barrel promotion.  The rain barrels are made from repurposed food-grade barrels and can be purchased for $63.50 by going to www.upcyclerainbarrel.com/normanok.html.  Orders must be placed by March 27, 2019, if ordering by mail or by March 30, 2019, if ordering online.  Rain barrels must be picked up at the City of Norman Public Works Yard, 668 East Lindsey Street, on April 5, 2019, from 4 pm to 6 pm or on April 6, 2019, from 8 am to 1 pm.

Rain barrel installation workshops will be offered on April 6, 2019, at 9 am and 11 am.

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