**NOTE: The MWRD Free Rain Barrel Program will be discontinued effective Dec. 31, 2016. The Village will still accept requests until Dec. 1, 2016. Thanks for your overwhelming interest in this program!**
The Village of Tinley Park has partnered with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to provide free rain barrels to residents within MWRD’s service area in Cook County.
Rain barrels are a form of green infrastructure designed to capture and reuse rain water and can lead to potential reduction in water bills. The goal of the program is to lessen the amount of water entering the storm water sewer system, reducing basement backups, overland flooding, infiltration and inflow.
To qualify for free rain barrels, residents must live in Cook County in a municipality that has signed an Intergovernmental Agreement with the MWRD. This program allows for a total of four barrels per address. If you have previously ordered from Orland Township you will only receive a total of four barrels between the two programs.
to download the order form, which must be signed and dated.