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Flushing residents can reserve their own rain barrel at this giveaway event next month.

Councilman Peter Koo is teaming up with the Queens Botanical Garden and Department of Environmental Protection to host a rain barrel giveaway for residents in Council District 20.

The giveaway will be handing out 250 rain barrels by reservation only. To reserve a barrel, call Koo’s office at 718-888-8747.

Residents who reserve a barrel will receive a confirmation letter in the mail that they must bring with them to the giveaway. Barrels will be handed out on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Queens Botanical Garden.

“Rain barrels are a great way for homeowners to help reduce the burdens on our infrastructure by minimizing the water that flows into our storm drains, sewer systems and local waterways,” Koo said. “Homeowners who recycle rainwater will also realize savings on their water bills and ultimately help create a more environmentally friendly city.”

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