DEP Rain Barrel Program in Queens

In spring 2008, NYC Department of Environmental Protection has distributed 250 rain barrels to eligible homeowners in southeastern Queens. Homeowners attended optional DEP training workshops to learn how to install, use and maintain rain barrels and received a complete kit and instructions with their rain barrel to allow them to install themselves. DEP will follow-up with each homeowner in the fall to see how the rain barrel is working and to collect completed homeowner evaluations. For complete info, visit the DEP's website for the program.