Capture rain water and receive compensation!
Rain, rain go away...wait stay!
Rain barrels have been used for centuries to conserve water; and you can lower your water bills and improve streamways by reducing water consumption.
Fifty-five gallon barrels can be incorporated into your landscape by planting shrubbery or flowers around it or by painting the barrel as part of a creative art project. Rain barrels are subject to applicable laws and provisions including, but not limited to, the Overland Park Municipal Code.
Three local organizations sell barrels for a low cost and offer instruction on how to assemble it, or you can build your own.
Barrels and parts kits, which include everything you need, can be purchased through:
- Bridging the Gap - Barrels must be picked up at the 3 Trails Recycling Center, 9100 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Mo.
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Supplies can be purchased at the organization's Kansas City, Mo. store, located at 4701 Deramus Ave.