Backyard Front Yard: Free Rain Barrels for Neighborhood Residents

Rain Barrel

Very cool. The 48th Ward Office just announced free rain barrels for everyone*. We’re guessing they might not be as vintage as this whisky barrel… but if you are interested in doing your part to help prevent some of the gigantic puddles that appear in the neighborhood after a rainstorm, by all means fill out this form and send it in!


“The 48th Ward is excited to announce our new rain barrel program. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, we are now offering free rain barrels to our *qualified residents. Rain barrels provide a storage space for rainwater from roofs and save it for when you need it. By keeping rain on properties and out of the sewer systems, rain barrels are a green way to revitalize Chicago’s stormwater reclamation procedures.

Residents can fill out an application by clicking here. Just scan the completed application and email it to environmental intern Adam Glueckert at Or, stop by our office at 5533 N. Broadway and fill out a form.” – 48th Ward Office

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