Rain Barrels

The Conservation Foundation has been doing webinars on a variety of topics this past year due to the pandemic.  The annual  Conservation @ Home program will not happen in person this year, instead you can watch one of their previously taped  webinars.  You can watch this at your leisure or any of their other taped webinars on the Conservation Foundation's YouTube channel.  Please learn more with the about rain barrels and what makes a rain garden as well as how to certify your home with Conservation @ Home videos.

About Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are simply large containers that capture rainwater at the end of your downspout, which you can then use to water plants, wash your car and further reduce your water bill while also reducing polluted runoff from getting to our rivers and streams. View a diagram of a rain barrel (PDF) online.

Rain Barrel Sales

Ordering your rain barrel is simple, you can order right now by following this link.  The City is hosting an in person pick up event on Saturday, April 30th from 8am to 10 am for all orders received by April 15, 2022.  Delivery option is available for purchases after the pick up event is over and the sale will be ongoing until the fall.  

The Conservation Foundation sells 4 different colors of plastic rain barrels.

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Terra Cotta
  • Blue

The Rain Barrels start at $65 and up. Learn more about the rain barrels online. 

If you have questions about the program please contact Andrea Podraza in the Engineering Division of Public Works.

If you have questions about the Conservation Foundation please contact Jim Kleinwachter.