Rain Barrel & Water Harvesting Workshop – City of San Diego Stormwater Department

Oct 28, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM


Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library 5148 Market St. San Diego, CA 92114

Cost $0.00


Residents of San Diego are invited to join this free workshop to learn about all the benefits of rain barrels and best practices for rainwater capturing. Pre-order a rain barrel for pick up at the distribution event following the hands-on workshop!  

​​This workshop is designed for City of San Diego residents and will be detailing rebates and discount programs, how to harvest rainwater in your household, and the best way to use your new rain barrel. Non-City of San Diego residents may attend our webinar on October 11, 2023, instead.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • The purpose and environmental benefits of rain barrels and rain harvesting
  • Downspouts and connection to rain barrels
  • Rain chains in connection with the rain barrels
  • Hands-on demonstration of installing a rain barrel
  • Maintenance of the rain barrel
  • How to empty the rainwater from the barrel during the rainy season for capacity
  • Rebates & discounts for City of San Diego residents

Discounted rain barrels available for City of San Diego residents

City of San Diego residents are eligible for discounted rain barrels thanks to discounts offered by the City of San Diego this rainy season!* Rain barrels are $22 each for City of San Diego residents after the $75 discount (original price $97) Rain barrel sales close 2 weeks before the pick up event to ensure inventory is available. Pre-order your rain barrels and select a date for pick up by checking your eligibility here

Please contact us with any questions at (760) 436-7986  ext. 700 or at water@solanacenter.org. 

*200 discounted rain barrels available while supplies last. Rain barrel discounts only available for qualified City of San Diego residents only, limited to two per household. Additional barrels are available for purchase from Solana Center with the opportunity for further rebates.

This workshop is funded by

Thanks to our host