Residential Rain Barrel Program Announced
Groveport announces the receipt of a $43,800 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, administered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The grant will fund implementation of a City-wide residential rain barrel program and installation of three municipal rain gardens to be used for a future residential rain garden program. These programs are being conducted in conjunction with our partners at the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Why Use a Rain Barrel?
Stormwater management is a major concern for communities, including Groveport. Everything that goes into Groveport's storm sewers eventually ends up in Big Walnut, Walnut or Blacklick Creek. Retaining stormwater on-site for reuse through diversion of rainwater to rain barrels is a great way to reduce stormwater pollution in the City and conserve water. Rain gardens can have lasting effects on stormwater quality by retaining stormwater on-site while showcasing a beautiful landscape project.
Apply for the Program
Residents interested in receiving a rain barrel need to complete a Rain Barrel Program Application (PDF) and successfully complete either an online or in-person educational workshop on rain barrels. Rain barrels are available at a reduced cost to the first 100 residents completing the program, at a cost of $30 each. After the first 100 rain barrels are gone, residents may purchase them at a cost of $55 each. Rain barrels are limited to one per household and available to Groveport residents only. Each rain barrel comes with all the instructions and fittings for complete installation.
Reporting Stormwater Violations
Remember, you are the eyes and ears of the City's stormwater program. If you observe a stormwater violation you would like to report to the City, please contact us at 614-830-2067. Stormwater violations include, but are not limited to, sediment running off of construction sites, spills and dumping of chemicals, fuels or any other non-stormwater materials, including trash, into the storm sewers.