The Philadelphia Water Department and the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District are rolling out the rain barrels along Germantown Avenue this spring. As a part of PWD's Stormwater Management Incentives Program, 15 rain barrels will be installed along Germantown Avenue to manage runoff and collect water for flowers and other plantings along the corridor. But that's not all—Newsworks has info on the barrels' decor:

"Another component of the project is a 'call out to artists' to decorate the barrels 'using the themes of community, eco-friendly, and conservation' [Mt. Airy Business Improvement District Executive Director Hollie]  Malamud-Price said.  Those interested in participating would be responsible for pick-up, painting, and return of rain barrels to BID. After that, BID will install the barrels along the avenue during an unveiling event."

The rain barrels should arrive next week; artists can contact Hollie Malamud-Price via the Mt. Airy BID website for details.