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 Spring Valley on February 22nd and Ramona on February 29th. Rain barrels must be pre-ordered online by February 16th and February 22nd, respectively. For more information about these events and to pre-order your rain barrel(s), visit rainbarrelprogram.org/sandiego (Links to an external website).

Spring Valley

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mt. Miguel High School - 8585 Blossom Lane, Spring Valley, CA 91977



Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ramona Community/Senior Center - 434 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065 


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:


For questions, contact the Watershed Protection Program for more information at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov