Lt. gov promotes rain barrels

August 8, 2008 4:21:30 PM PDT
Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn is advocating the use of rain barrels.At an event Friday morning, he talked about the benefits of collecting water that runs off the roof of your home. He says it conserves water for later use and reduces the damaging impact of storm water flow.

Quinn also announced an online contest to give away three artistically painted rain barrels.

Just one inch of rain on a typical residential roof can fill 11 rain barrels.