City of College Park, Maryland

Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels

The City of College Park is offering 50-gallon rain barrels for $72.00

A rain barrel is on display at the Department of Public Works. Purchase and pick up from Davis Hall - 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For more information call 240-487-3590 or email barrel sale banner - Copy

Rain barrels are a great way to capture rain water on-site. In the spring, and summer, outdoor watering accounts for a large percentage of water consumption. By having a rain barrel and storing rainfall, you’ll have water for outdoor watering needs.

Once installed, Prince George’s County residents can apply for a Rain Check Rebate, off-setting most of the cost!

What are rain barrels?

Rain barrels are containers used to collect rain fall that flows from your gutters and down spouts and stores it for uses such as watering your garden or car washing. Rain barrels are not for storing drinking water or water for use inside your home. By capturing water from downspouts that would otherwise discharge onto a paved surface, rain barrels can reduce the amount of metered water consumption.

  • Dimensions: 42.5"(h) x 22"(w) x 18"(l)
  • 50-gallon capacity
  • Locking Lid - Stable When Full - Mosquito Proof
  • Designed to stack and transport comfortably in most cars
  • Affordable, compact design is a good fit for homeowners and rain barrel distribution programs
  • Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials

What are the benefits to property owners and communities?

  • Provides a free water source for gardens, and car washing.
  • Collected water can be used any time, even during periods of city- or county-imposed water restrictions.
  • Since rainwater is devoid of chlorine and other chemicals it can help improve the health of your garden, lawn, and trees.
  • Rain barrels can reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, allowing more of the water to soak into the ground, replenishing groundwater.

How can you determine if your property is suitable for rain barrels?

Rain barrels are a good option for homes and buildings with:

  • Downspouts that discharge onto driveways, sidewalks, and other paved surfaces, or steep slopes.
  • Lawn, gardens or other landscaping that requires frequent watering.

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