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!
Regional Rebate Program
Rain barrel rebates may be available through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. To see if you qualify, visit www.SoCalWaterSmart.com
If you live in an incorporated area, please check with your local jurisdiction for rebates that may be available to you.
Forms & Resources:
- Rain Barrel Fact Sheet
- Rain Barrel & Mosquitoes Fact Sheet (Nov. 2013)
- Do-it-yourself: How to Make a Rain Barrel
- Find Your Water District
- San Diego County Water Districts | Los Distritos de Agua en el Condado de San Diego
If you would like additional rain barrel information or have questions, e-mail us at Watershed.Rebates@sdcounty.ca.gov
Thank you for doing your part to protect our waterways!