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 are offering them at a subsidized cost.  The high quality containers are a great way to reduce summer demand on your water system.

Rain barrels are sold through the Engineering Department counter, downstairs at City Hall.  Limit of one (1) per household*.

*For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 604-793-2907.

Rain Barrel Specifications

Volume 363 litres (96 gallons)
Dimensions It has a base diameter of 107 cm (42") and a height of 137 cm (54").
Features It has a half barrel design which sits flat against an exterior wall.

The inlet has a microscreen to prevent the entry of mosquitoes and to prevent debris from entering the barrel. All fixtures are included, but a section of PVC pipe will be required for the overflow.
Winterizing Before temperatures dip below freezing (before the first frost) it is important to winterize your rain barrel by completing the following:
  • Disconnect from downspout
  • Drain the barrel
  • Leave the taps open
Cost $105.00 plus tax