Review the latest news about the Rain Barrel program.
Free Rain Barrels for City Water & Wastewater Utility Customers!
In cooperation with Ball Corporation, the City Wastewater Utility Department wants to help relieve some of the utility costs associated with watering your lawn and gardens by providing customers with a Free Rain Barrel!
We can only provide the free rain barrel at this time. You can purchase drain spout diverter kits for your rain barrel (see diagram) locally. Information about rain barrels and instructions for installing diverter kit & hose spigots can be found on YouTube.
Instructions for Painting your Rain Barrel
Use outdoor acrylics to paint your rain barrel. You will need to prime and top coat your plastic barrel.
Please Note: The rain barrels previously contained a non-toxic, biodegradable soap and have been triple rinsed to be prepared for non-potable use as rain barrels.
Rain Barrel System
In the photo above, Monticello Resident Mike Godlove, uses multiple barrels in a series. Using gravity draining, the lower hose moves the water to a pump that he uses to force water through his garden hose.
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