League City residents can buy a 50-gallon capacity rain barrel until May 24 as part of the City’s Rain Barrel Program. The barrels are mosquito resistant, have a locking child-proof lid, and include an overflow hose attachment. They are used for harvesting rainwater, which helps protect rivers and streams from runoff pollution. They also help supplement the water supply by using rainwater to irrigate gardens and landscapes.
Residents can receive a $25 water utility credit for up to two rain barrel installations per household per year. The City will have a limited number of rain barrels available for the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents are encouraged to pre-order their rain barrels since supplies are limited. The rain barrels will be available for pick-up on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hometown Heroes park, 1001 E. League City Pkwy. To purchase one, go to www.leaguecity.com/rainbarrel.