2017-06-14 / Front Page

Rozic, Comrie, And Lancman Host Annual Rain Barrel Giveaway With DEP

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows), NYS Senator Leroy Comrie (D-Jamaica), and Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) teamed up with the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a Rain Barrel Giveaway at Utopia Playground. The giveaway marks Assemblywoman Rozic’s fifth year organizing the event in the community. This year’s giveaway coincided with Councilman Lancman’s Family Fun Day. Over 200 55-gallon rain barrels were distributed to Queens residents. Each homeowner received one rain barrel, along with an installation kit, instructions, and the DEP “Homeowner’s Guide to Flood Preparedness,” free of charge. Residents should note that rain barrels should only be used for non-potable (not for drinking) purposes, such as gardening, and must be disconnected from the downspout during the winter months to avoid freezing. Rain barrels should be covered to avoid standing water issues, and are not for resale according to DEP.

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