Where to Get a Rain Barrel

Rain barrels and cisterns are made of water-tight material, such as plastic or wood, and can range in size from the standard 55 gallons to thousands of gallons for a residential cistern. They usually contain a spigot for filling watering cans and a connection where you can attach a garden hose.

Rain barrels are widely available online.

You can purchase a rain barrel at most hardware stores. The Metropolitan Water District, in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers rebates for rain barrels 50 gallons or larger.

On occasion, Department of Public Works and Keep LA Beautiful offer rain barrel giveaways. Keep an eye on their website for details on the next event.