Paint the Rain

Every Drop Counts! You can reduce water pollution, lower your water costs and help protect the Wabash River by capturing water from your roof in a rain barrel! Rain barrels are fun, easy to install and this year… they are getting a super makeover, one painted barrel at a time.

How Paint the Rain Works?

The Paint the Rain (PTR) Committee is excited to announce its third annual Paint the Rain (for the Wabash) School Competition. The competition is open to all Tippecanoe County schools and youth-based groups (churches, scouts, clubs, etc) grades K-12 with a maximum of three entries per school or affiliate. Entry occurs on first-come, first-serve basis. All group entries must have an adult supervisor from their school or group. Paint the Rain will provide each interested class, group or club one rain barrel, one stand, and one diverter with which to install their barrel. All competitors must identify a project theme, the long-term plan for their barrel after it has been painted and judged, and the associated education program.

Completed barrels must be dropped off by 4PM on May 2nd, 2016 to the City of Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant (1700 Wabash Avenue, Lafayette). Application packets must be emailed to Sara by 4 pm on May 2nd. Judging will occur on Monday, May 9th at 5:30 pm at Lafayette Jeff High School. Judging requires participation of no less than one and no more than three students. All judging will occur within age groups. Three top prizes will be awarded in each age group.

PTR will provide the rain barrel and installation equipment, rain barrel painting instructions, applicable Indiana state science standards, in-classroom presentations as well as technical support for identifying appropriate locations for rain barrel or other green practice installation as requested.

Download the Application Package

For more information about Paint the Rain 2016, please contact Sara Peel.

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