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Catch that Rain - Rain Barrel Pick Up Events Spring 2021

Is your home set up to capture rain this season? If not, you may be letting a valuable free resource go to waste. Rain barrels are a simple tool which can help your household save money on your water bill, conserve, and prevent water pollution while collecting chemical-free water which can be used in your garden. In partnership with the County of San Diego, Solana Center is offering discounted rain barrels to encourage harvesting of rainwater. Don't miss this opportunity to pay $55 per rain barrel (after rebate) on up to 2 rain barrels per household. For extra savings, the County is offering an additional $30 discount (limit 2 per household) for the first 200 rain barrels sold to residents in unincorporated areas. 

Rain barrels can help reduce runoff from dirtying our beaches and waterways, collecting many different types of pollutants before reaching the ocean, rivers, lakes and lagoons. Just 1” of rain yields 600 gallons per every 1000 sq. ft. of roof space. That's a lot of free, fresh water for San Diegans to capture and reuse. By using a rain barrel, homeowners and businesses in San Diego can prevent this pollution from runoff, conserve water and save money on their water bill.

Here’s how the program works:

1. Choose a rain barrel pick up location –

  • Bonita on January 30th (pre-order by Jan. 24th) or

  • Lakeside on February 6th (pre-order by Jan. 31st)

  • Barrels can also be picked up from Encinitas any Thursday or Saturday during our weekly hours

Pre-orders are required online at:

After receiving pre-order confirmation, pick up rain barrel:

  • On Saturday, January 30th, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sweetwater Community Garden at 5354 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902  [Deadline to order 1/24]


  • On Saturday, February 6th, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Lakeside Community Center at 9841 Vine St, Lakeside, CA 92040  [Deadline to order 1/31]


  • At Solana Center at 137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92027 during business hours Thursday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week.

Rebates and discounts offered by San Diego County Water Authority and the County of San Diego.

Click here to order your barrel todayGive us a call at 760.436.7986, x705 with any questions.