The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is sponsoring two contests in which local artists and children compete to design and paint the best rain barrel. This contest highlights the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve our water ways.
A rain barrel is a container that collects and stores the water from roofs and downspouts for future uses such as watering lawns, gardens, and house plants; cleaning off gardening tools; and washing your car. Rain barrels help to lower your water bills, particularly in the summer months by collecting thousands of gallons of free water a year that you don’t have to buy!
Learn more about the benefits of rain barrels by viewing the video below.