City of Ottawa, Illinois

Ottawa is Blooming Committee announces its third annual rain barrel sale in partnership with The Conservation Foundation

Rain barrels are containers that capture rainwater for later use in your garden, house plants, or to wash your car.  Rain barrels effectively reduce the amount of rainwater that reaches the city’s sewer system and can help prevent the occurrence of drainage backups. City-wide use can help reduce flooding, as every gallon captured matters! The barrels also reduce pollution by capturing water that would otherwise mix with pesticides and automobile fluids that eventually flow to the river.

55-gallon barrels cost $60 plus tax.  Other options are available.

Orders can be placed online ( or by a mail-in order form

Upcycle Products must receive mail in order forms by Friday, May 11th or online orders can be placed until Tuesday, May 15th  

Rain Barrels will need to be picked up Saturday, May 19th  

at Garden’s Gate, 611 Dayton Road, Ottawa

9:00am - 12:00pm 

Bring a copy of your receipt

Rain barrels will not be sold this day


Rain Barrel Brochure