Stormwater - Rain Barrel Information

Harvesting rainwater helps conserve water and protect our waterways from polluted runoff!

Did You Know?

One inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot roof can harvest 600 gallons of rainwater

By implementing a rain barrel system, you can:

  • Reduce water pollution as a result of rainwater runoff which carries pesticides, fertilizers, sediment, oil, and trash into local rivers and lakes.
  • Reduce soil erosion and improve the ability of water to infiltrate the soil at a reduced intensity.
  • Reduce dependency on the municipal water supply and see a cost savings on your water bill.
  • Treat your garden, plants, and lawn to clean and free rainwater and help save energy by reducing demand on our drinking water supply!

Forms & Resources:

Rain Barrel Resource document (New 2013)

Rain Barrel Fact Sheet

Rain Barrel & Mosquitoes Fact Sheet (Nov. 2013)

Do-it-yourself: How to Make a Rain Barrel

San Diego County Rain Barrel Retailers (Nov. 2013)

Questions? Contact the Watershed Protection Program for more information at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov
 


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If you have questions or would like additional information, 
call the County Stormwater hotline at 1(888) 846-0800
or e-mail us at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov

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COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
Department of Public Works
Watershed Protection Program
 
5510 Overland Ave., Suite 410, MS O326
San Diego,  CA  92123,  USA
(858) 495-5318           Fax: (858) 495-5263