Rain Barrels 
Rain Barrel 
Rain Barrel Links
Rain Barrel Guide Website
Rain Barrel Video
Where to Buy Rain Barrels:
  The Conservation Foundation
    TCF Rain Barrel Brochure 
  Standing Up For Illinois List 
  KaneDuPage SWCD 
  North Cook County SWCD 
  ecoMarsh Products, Batavia 
Land Conservancy
of McHenry County
A Google search will also bring up many companies that sell a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and styles of rain barrels. 
Rain Barrel
rain barrel 
Rain Barrels are a simple, efficient, low-cost method for homeowners to collect and recycle water.  Large scale use of rain water collected in rain barrels can have a dramatic positive impact on water quality and localized flooding in the Fox River and its tributaries.

Rain barrels are simply large containers that capture rainwater at the end of your downspout, which you can then use to water indoor and outdoor plants, wash your car and further reduce your water bill while also reducing polluted runoff from getting to our rivers and streams.  There are several places to purchase rain barrels locally, including the Internet.  Local soil and water conservation districts sell rain barrels, as well as The Conservation Foundation.

While a few rain barrels won’t have much of an impact on the Fox River, if we can work to get THOUSANDS of rain barrels in use, we will begin to see a measurable impact on water quality, local flooding and better protecting our future water supplies.  And, you’ll notice savings in your water bill. 
Read more about rain barrels in the pdf version, page 12-13

Rain Barrel Diagram
Rain Barrels
A Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River
in Illinois