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Rain barrel give-away at CSI Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 11:34 AM

By

Kathryn Carse

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - WILLOWBROOK Rain barrels will be distributed for free, one per household, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot 6 of the College of Staten Island. The Department of Environmental Protection is distributing the barrels as part of its citywide stormwater management effort to reduce stormwater runoff and create a more livable, Rain barrels will be distributed for free, one per household, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot 6 of the College of Staten Island.

sustainable city. Rain barrels capture stormwater from your roof and store it for future use such as watering your lawn or

garden. DEP initiated the Rain Barrel Giveaway Program in spring 2008 and distributed 250 barrels to homeowners in Queens Community Boards 12 and 13. Initiated by the Jamaica Bay Watershed Protection Plan, DEP targeted neighborhoods within the watershed for the second phase of the pilot program in 2009. DEP distributed 750 barrels in 2009. Approximately 200 barrels will be distributed, on a first-come, first-served basis.You must live in a singlefamily or attached two-family home to participate.

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