Rain Barrels

 Photographed October 19, 2014
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 3.213′ N, 87° 53.208′ W
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Rain Barrels
An invaluable tool long ago for settlers and farmers, rain barrels are an environmentally friendly way to reduce the amount of drinking water you use to water your lawn or garden and help keep excess rainwater out of the streets.

You can make or buy rain barrels that have faucet valves on them so you can attach a garden hose to the barrel to water and empty the barrel when it's full.
The marker is mounted to the facade of the Old Pump House building located on southbound North Lincoln Memorial Drive, just south of its intersection with East Lafayette Hill Road, at 1701 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

NOTE: This marker is a nightmare to access. The only parking is behind the building. The only way to access the parking lot is by entering from East Lafayette Hill Road (the parking lot is a one-way, narrow roadway). If you miss East Lafayette Hill Road, it's a long haul on busy North Lincoln Memorial Drive until you can turn back around. Once inside the parking lot, massive trucks are parked in spots too small, other vehicles are parked at will along the narrow roadway. Ingress and egress is a real challenge! One you've parked (assuming you're able to find a parking spot), make your way around to the part of the building that faces North Lincoln Memorial Drive. The marker is mounted to the facade (see photos below).

NOTE: A separate, identical marker is mounted to the facade of the rear of the building (see below). 

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These markers are also at this location:




This identical marker is on the back of the building,
adjacent to the parking lot.





The part of the building that faces North Lincoln Memorial Drive.

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