Rain Barrels Available Just in Time for April Showers
The City of Yukon and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance (COSWA) are offering discounted rain barrels for sale to encourage residents to conserve water and reduce pollution. You can buy the discounted rain barrels online at www.upcycle-products.com for $63.50 each. Click on “order forms” on the right side of the page and choose “Oklahoma Municipal Program.”
You can use the 55-gallon barrels to collect water from rainfall, helping to promote sustainability in our community by limiting the amount of drinking water used on lawns and gardens. The barrels come with screens to keep out critters and mosquitoes.
“Rain barrels are most effective when you connect them to your home’s gutter system and collect water that drains off of the roof.” said City Stormwater Program Manager Julie Shannon. “Watering with rain water is better for your plants.”
Rain barrels ordered online or by mail can be picked up in Yukon from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March 8 at the Yukon Public Works facility located at 1035 Industrial Drive, Yukon, OK. The deadline to order is March 3. Later deadlines are available for pick up locations in other cities. Contact Julie Shannon at [email protected] or (405) 354-5980 for details.
The Rain Barrel Sale is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.govor call 405-350-3938.