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County Offering Discounted Rain Barrels Through Solana Center

ENCINITAS - Solana Center for Environmental Innovation (Solana Center) and the County of San Diego (County) are offering discounted rain barrels to encourage harvesting of rainwater. By using a rain barrel, San Diegans can reduce pollution from runoff, conserve water and save money on their water bill. 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.

“This is a remarkable opportunity to save money while reusing water resources on your property, reducing waste and keeping harmful pollutants from reaching nearby waterways,” said Jessica Toth, Solana Center Executive Director.

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. It’s easy! Here’s how the program works:

Deadline to pre-order is October 28, 2018 before 11 p.m. Pre-orders are required online at

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

  • On Saturday, November 3, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. from the Water Conservation Garden at 12122  Cuyamaca College Dr West,  El Cajon, CA 92019; OR
  • At Solana Center at 137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92027 during business hours Tuesday & Thursday each week between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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


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