Rain Barrels

What is a Rain Barrel?


Rain Barrels are an excellent way to capture the water where it falls, save money on summer water bills, and protect our groundwater and surface water resources, all while maintaining a lush, green lawn!

Water collected in a rain barrel has numerous uses:
  • Cleaning your siding and windows
  • Rinsing down your driveway and patio
  • Washing the car
  • Watering trees, lawns and flowerbeds
Roof runoff is not suitable for people or pets to drink, but it is better for plants because it does not have the added nutrients that our drinking water has.

Rain Barrel Workshops


The City hosts a rain barrel workshop every spring, workshop attendees learn the ins and outs of rain barrel installation, use and maintenance. To date over 100 barrels have been added to the community.  If you are interested in participating and purchasing a barrel through this program, look in the spring city newsletter for directions to sign up.