BROWNSBURG – The Town of Brownsburg’s stormwater department is hosting a rain barrel decorating contest this spring. A $25 entry fee gets participants a rain barrel to decorate, which will be theirs to keep and use at their home or business.
Collecting rain water to use for watering landscaping during the summer can cut household water use by up to half. Using a rain barrel helps you save water, energy and money and it helps keep our streams clean by reducing runoff and erosion.
The contest theme is “Where does the Stormwater Flow?” Contestants must provide their own decorating supplies that are able to withstand weather and outside elements. Designs must be appropriate for all ages. Decorated rain barrels need to be delivered to Town Hall by 4 p.m. on April 28. Barrels will be on display for voting at the Brownsburg Public Library from May 2 through 13.
A limited number of rain barrels are available. Register online before April 6 at the Town’s website, www.brownsburg.org. For questions about the contest, contact Stormwater Coordinator Lisa Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-858-6029.