A Greener Richton Park

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The Village of Richton Park recognizes the importance of being environmentally "Green," and doing as much as possible to preserve the earth that we live on. We will strive to promote innovative tools that encourage successful community-based environmental protection and sustainable community development. Recycle. Be Energy Efficient. Go Green and Save Green. Be Environmentally Sound.

Rain Barrel Program

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Brought to you by MWRD & The Village of Richton Park

Rain Barrels are a form of green infrastructure that are designed to capture and reuse rain
water. The largest benefit of rain barrel use is achieved by disconnecting the roof runoff from
the system and installing rain barrels to reuse water. Roofs comprise 41% of the impervious
surface in Cook County. Many of these surfaces are directly connected to the public drainage

The goal of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (District's) Rain
Barrel Program is removing the direct load from entering the sewer system, reducing basement
backups, and reducing combined sewer overflow volume, overland flooding, and infiltration
and inflow. The District believes the value of keeping water out of the system will benefit the

* To request Rain Barrel, participant must be a resident of the Village of Richton Park
* A maximum of four rain barrels may be ordered per location


Need more information? Visit www.mwrd.org or call (312) 751-6633