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:
San Diego County Rain Barrel Retailers (Sept. 2014)
Rain Barrel Resource document (New 2013)
Rain Barrel & Mosquitoes Fact Sheet (Nov. 2013)
Water customers may qualify for rebates from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
For details visit: www.socalwatersmart.com
City of San Diego Residents Only may also qualify for rebates. Visit the website for more details.
Questions? Contact the Watershed Protection Program for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions or would like additional information,
Report a Stormwater Violation On-Line