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City of New Orleans

Did you know that you can be fined $100 – $1,000 for having a rain barrel or cistern on your property? Modern rain barrels and cisterns are built to exclude the mosquitos that caused the yellow fever outbreaks that plagued our city 100 years ago. Tell the city council that collecting rain water is an important sustainable practice – the ban on cisterns and rain barrels is outdated and needs to go!

Signed,

KrisTina Hertz Wine

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

Because rain barrels allow people to store water for irrigating their yards, flowers, and vegetable gardens. Louisiana summers are hot, and water service is growing more expensive. Storing water...

Because rain barrels allow people to store water for irrigating their yards, flowers, and vegetable gardens. Louisiana summers are hot, and water service is growing more expensive. Storing water will allow more people to grow their own food more cheaply.

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