The Conservation Foundation has a catalog of recent webinars on a variety of topics. The annual Conservation @ Home program that Batavia hosts will not happen in person this year due to ongoing construction at City Hall; instead you can watch one of their previously taped webinars. You can watch this at your leisure along with any of their other taped webinars on the Conservation Foundation's YouTube channel. Enjoy learning more about rain barrels and what makes a rain garden as well as how to certify your home with Conservation @ Home videos.
About Rain Barrels
Rain barrels are simply large containers that capture rainwater at the end of your downspout, which you can then use to water plants, wash your car and further reduce your water bill while also reducing polluted runoff from getting to our rivers and streams. View a diagram of a rain barrel (PDF) online.
Rain Barrel Sales
Ordering your rain barrel is simple, you can order right now by following this link. The City's in person pick up event will be at the Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road in Naperville and run weekly every Thursday (April through September) 1-5PM. Delivery option is also available for an additional charge.
The Conservation Foundation sells 4 different colors of plastic rain barrels.
The Rain Barrels start at $65 and up. Learn more about the rain barrels online.
If you have questions about the program please contact Andrea Podraza in the Engineering Division of Public Works.
If you have questions about the Conservation Foundation please contact Nancy Cinatl via email or call her at (630) 428-4500 ext 132.