The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago promotes local green infrastructure to capture rainwater from roofs and save it for later use, such as watering gardens and flowers.
In order to promote the use of rain barrels, the District is subsidizing 50% of the cost of rain barrels for all Cook County residents ($21.96 subsidized, $43.92 regular price), and subsidizing 75% of the cost for Cook County residents age 65 and older ($10.98 subsidized, $43.92 regular price).
A maximum of 2 subsidized rain barrels can be purchased per residence, while an unlimited number of rain barrels can be purchased at regular price. Rain barrel deliveries can take up to 30 days from the day an order is placed.
Rain barrels can be purchase online from the MWRD here: https://rainbarrel.ca/mwrd/