Rain Barrels

Rain barrels offer an alternate source of water for watering plants in and around the home. The City has purchased rain barrels and is offering them to residents at a subsidized cost.  The high quality containers are a great way to reduce summer demand on your water system.

Rain barrels can be purchased at the Engineering Department counter, downstairs at City Hall. 

Rain Barrel Specifications:

Medium Large
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Volume

300L

(80 Gallons)

520 L

(137 Gallons)

Width

79 cm

(31 inches)

79 cm

(31 inches)

Length

66 cm

(26 inches)

125 cm

(49 inches)

Height

97 cm

(36 inches)

94 cm

(37 inches)

Cost $80 + taxes $130 + taxes

Features The Rain Barrels are a rectangular design which sit flat against an exterior wall.  Both sizes come with a pedestal to maximize the amount of water available.

The installation kit comes with the rain barrel providing everything that you need (some tools required).  A rainwater diverter is installed into an existing downspout and when the rain barrel is full, the water simply flows over the diverter back into the downspout. 
Winterizing Before temperatures dip below freezing (before the first frost) it is important to winterize your rain barrel by completing the following:
  • Disconnect pipe from downspout and remove the diverter
  • Install plug where the diverter was removed
  • Drain the barrel completely
  • Leave the taps open

Limit of one (1) per household. 

For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.