Rain Barrel Project



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2018 Rain Barrel Art Contest

For the third year, Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) and Lafayette Consolidated Government's (LCG) Environmental Quality Division, in partnership with Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association (BVPA), is currently hosting a rain barrel public art contest with participating Lafayette Parish schools.

The rain barrels have been designed and painted with an “eco” theme in mind and are available for public voting now through February 28. The rain barrels can be viewed online or in person at the Lafayette Parish Main Branch Library located at 301 W. Congress St. The three schools with the most votes will be recognized by Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux at a City-Parish Council meeting and will be featured in local print publications. Mayor-President Robideaux will also select his favorite design with the Mayor’s Choice Award. To view all barrels and vote, visit the Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association website. Voting ends on February 28 at 5 p.m. 
The painted rain barrels are also available for online bidding February 18 through February 28. Proceeds from the auction will benefit participating schools and the BVPA in their outreach and education efforts to conserve and protect the Bayou Vermilion Watershed. The public can bid on any of the painted rain barrels at www.bayouvermilionpreservation.org.
Students participating in the 2018 Rain Barrel Art Contest are from Southside, Acadiana, Northside, David Thibodaux STEM, Teurlings, and St. Thomas More High Schools.
The rain barrel art project is an annual collaboration of LUS, LCG’s EQ Division, BVPA, Project Front Yard and Lafayette area schools to beautifully and artistically bring awareness to water conservation and the preservation of the Bayou Vermilion Watershed. The project educates students and the general public on storm water management, while also promoting public art.
For more information on rain barrels or the Rain Barrel Program hosted by LUS and LCG’s Environmental Quality Division, please visit the LUS/LCG Rain Barrel Program webpage. 

For more information on rain barrels visit http://www.lafayettela.gov/PublicWorks/Pages/Rain-Barrel-Program.aspx