Reusing rain water helps keep local lakes, wetlands and rivers clean, and can reduce a homeowners monthly water bill.
E-IGHWMO partners with local businesses to offer rain barrels at a discounted price to residents of the watershed.
Water-Themed Library Bags
There is no rain barrel program for 2020. Pre-orders will typically be taken in the Spring of the year. Please check back next year or use this pre-order form so we can contact you next year. For more information on the rain barrel and installation options see the Installation and Maintenance Brochure.
The Water-Themed Bags have activities for adults and children, and are checked out just like a book from the library.
Currently, the bags are available at two Dakota County Libraries, Wescott in Eagan and Inver Glen in Inver Grove
Heights. The two themes available are Water in the Home and Water in the Community. For details on items on each
bag see the flyer.
E-IGHWMO sees value in partnering and supporting existing programs. The following are a few examples of programs that
the E-IGHWMO supports:
Landscaping for Clean Water: Program offered through the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District in which homeowners attend an
introduction presentation, followed by design course in which they can design a raingarden, shoreline planting or native
planting and potentially receive a $250 grant.
CLIMB Theatre: The local theater group provides water-themed interactive presentations in Eagan schools and some special events
Master Water Stewards: Program offered through Freshwater allows residents to become experts and help their community by working on projects and
continuing their own education on water issues.