Get the Drop on Fall Rains with a River Action Rain Barrel!

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

River Action has just received a new shipment of rain barrels! You can purchase a rain barrel at the River Action office at 822 E. River Drive in Davenport between Federal and Tremont Streets.

Rain barrels can be ordered ahead of time by visiting to pay with a credit card.

Each recycled 60-gallon barrel is made of food-grade HDPE plastic, and comes with a down-spout diverter, spigot, overflow valve, and mosquito netting. Similar barrels retail for around $135 through stores and catalogues.

Rain barrels are part of River Action’s “Retain the Rain” program, initiated in 2002 to raise public awareness about the damaging effects of storm water runoff and provide residents with ways to reduce storm water runoff from their property. To date River Action has sold 3700 rain barrels.

Questions can be directed to River Action at (563) 322-2969, or visit

River Action is a bi-state, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the environmental, economic, and cultural vitality of the Mississippi and its riverfront.