Rain Barrel pick up starts in Evansville


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) To raise awareness about water conservation, the City of Evansville is partnering with Coca Cola Refreshments to offer rain barrels to residents.

Coca Cola has donated the 55-gallon plastic drums for several years, which are converted into rain barrels.

The rain barrels may be picked up by individuals and organizations to be decorated and used as rain barrels at their homes. There are only 30 barrels available and will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

People who pick up a barrel can also get an adapter that attach the barrels to downspouts on houses to collect rainwater for use later to irrigate gardens and lawns.

Rain barrels are available for pick-up in the “BACK 40” Parking Lot of the Civic Center on Friday June 5 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.  

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(This story was originally published on May 28, 2020)

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