Are you interested in using rain barrels or rain gardens to mitigate storm water and ease the burden on city sewers?

Homeowners in the “Elm Street District” of East Liberty are eligible for a FREE rain barrel and/or garden! The “Elm Street District” is comprised of residents who live in the area bordered by Stanton Avenue and Rural Street to the north and south and Beatty Street and Negley Avenue to the east and west.

Thanks to the Sarah Heinz Youth Philanthropy Program, East Liberty Development, Inc. was able to join with many partners to design and build urban rain gardens and install rain barrels in the Negley Place district of East Liberty from 2009-2010.

If you’re a homeowner in the Elm Street District as specified above and you’re interested in a FREE rain barrel/garden, please contact ELDI Green Projects Associate Loralyn Fabian at loralyn.fabian(atsymbol) or 412-361-8061 ext. 28. Please include your name, email, phone number and the address of the home for which you’d like a rain barrel/garden. Expressing interest in a rain barrel/garden doesn’t commit you to accepting the rain barrel/garden. Please note that rain garden locations should be visible from the street (i.e., not in a backyard).

Check out these sites for more information:
Rain barrels
Rain gardens
Mitigating stormwater

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January 26th, 2011