We’ve assembled this list of retailers that specialize in rain barrels. Continue reading Where to Buy Rain Barrels
What are they?
A rain barrel is any above ground container modified to receive, store, and distribute rooftop runoff for non-drinking uses. The typical size of a rain barrel is 55 gallons. The main components of a rain barrel are a connection to the downspout, a filter to prevent mosquitoes from entering, a faucet to allow for regulated usage, and an overflow pipe to divert the excess water. Continue reading Rain Barrels
We have made several commercials that have aired on television to promote and educate people about keeping our waters clean. Here are a few of them:
Neighborhood Pollution Commercial
How you can be a part of keeping our waters clean – and our world healthy
We want everyone in Nebraska – big and small – to help keep our waters clean, our fish healthy and our environment safe. You can do your part by learning which materials should never be put down a storm drain. That way, you can remind others that whatever we put down that drain will end up in our rivers and lakes. Continue reading For the Kids – Little Fish in a Big Pond
The NDEQ and the EPA have provided guidelines and tips for proper elimination of pollutants from construction sites. Construction sites of one acre or more must of a Construction Stormwater Permit from the NDEQ. Continue reading Helpful Links for Contractors
Scottsbluff held a Water Education for Tomorrow (WET) Festival in October 2010. They had 290 Fifth graders over two days. The group showed the Enviroscape presentation, played Stormwater Jeopardy, learned how to clean up oil spills, and built rain barrels. Here are a few photos from the festival.