Rain Barrel Event: Conserve Water and Reduce Runoff Pollution

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Rain, Rain Go Away…or Not – How to Benefit from Seasonal Rains


Discounted Rain Barrel Event

In preparation for the rainy season (October 1 through April 30), The County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program and the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation have teamed up to offer discounted rain barrels to residents in unincorporated San Diego County. Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, prevent pollution runoff, and help lower your water bill. This program offers 50-gallon rain barrels which can be pre-ordered by clicking here. The website provides all the discount eligibility information, so make sure to review that carefully before placing your order. The event is October 19th and the deadline to order is October 13th at 11:00 p.m.

Rain barrels can be picked up at the following locations:

  • FallbrookMission Resource Conservation District (130 E. Alvarado Street) Fallbrook Saturday October 19th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • EncinitasSolana Center (137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas) Ongoing pickup during store hours (Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

And here are the top four reasons to harvest rainwater:

  • It helps protect our rivers and streams from runoff pollution
  • Rainwater is better to grow healthy and lush plants
  • It can lower your utility bill
  • Rainwater is a free resource that's easy to harvest and use!

Get your discounted rain barrel today and help conserve water and prevent stormwater pollution!


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