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:
- San Diego County Rain Barrel Retailers (Sept. 2015)
- 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
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.
City Water Conservation
Questions? Contact the Watershed Protection Program for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org