1,000 Free barrels are being distributed to single and two-family homes on a first come first serve basis. These barrels go for $150 at stores and is a simple way to save money and reduce stress on the sewage system.
• Queens: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Cunningham Park, 196th Place and Union Turnpike.
• The Bronx: May 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pelham Bay Park, in the Middletown Road parking lot on Stadium Avenue.
• Staten Island: May 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard.
“These rain barrels will capture thousands of gallons of water that would have otherwise flowed into the streets, leading to flooding and increasing the likelihood and intensity of combined sewer overflow,” said Cas Holloway, the city’s environmental protection commissioner (NY Times)
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