Oklahoma communities offering low-cost rain barrels to residents

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Several Oklahoma communities are partnering together to help conserve water.

Oklahoma City, Yukon, Midwest City and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance offering low-cost rain barrels to residents.

They can be used to collect rain water for you yard or garden.

The discounted rain barrels are offered online starting at $61 plus $2.50 online handling fee.

“Rain barrels are a way for homeowners to save money by saving water,” Oklahoma City’s Environmental Protection Manager Raymond Melton said. “Not only can they use the water collected in the rain barrel to water their gardens, they are also actively helping the environment by reducing pollution in local streams and rivers.”

Rain barrels ordered online can be picked up from noon – 4 p.m. on July 18 or 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on July 19 at 1035 Industrial Drive in Yukon.

Future rain barrel pick up events will take place in Midwest City in October 2014 and Oklahoma City in March 2015.

Bring your online order confirmation to the pickup event.

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