Rain Barrel Information

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

Rain Barrel

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!





County of San Diego Rain Barrel Sales

The County of San Diego is sponsoring rain barrel events in El Cajon on October 24th and Valley Center on November 7th. Rain barrels must be pre-ordered online by October 18th and October 31st, respectively.  For more information about these events and to pre-order your rain barrel(s), visit solanacenter.org/rain-barrels (links to an external website). 

El Cajon 

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Water Conservation Garden

12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019


Valley Center

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bates Nut Farm

15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082


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:


Contact Us

If you would like additional rain barrel information or have questions, e-mail us at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov


Thank you for doing your part to protect our waterways!