You Qualify for a Discounted Rain Barrel through the City of San Diego!

Rain barrels are $22 each after the special discount. Limit of two barrels per household. 

Pre-purchase discounted rain barrels for pickup at one of the following distribution events.

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Register to join a free workshop right before pickup to learn how to use your rain barrel!

Solana Center will be offering two free workshops on the same days/locations as barrel pickup events to help you learn how to set up your rain barrel and the best ways to use it to harvest as much rainwater as possible!

You won't want to miss this hands-on opportunity to ask questions. Capacity is limited, register in advance to hold your spot! Event attendees can pick up pre-ordered barrel(s) immediately after the workshop.

Malcolm X/Valencia Park Library

5148 Market, St. San Diego, CA 92114

Saturday, Oct.28, 2023

10-11 a.m. - Rainwater harvesting workshop
12-3 p.m. - Rain barrel pickup window

Purchase deadline: Saturday, October 14, 2023

North University Community Library

8820 Judicial Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024

10-11 a.m. - Rainwater harvesting workshop
12-3 p.m. - Rain barrel pickup window

Purchase deadline: Saturday, January 20, 2024

Want more information before ordering or can't make it to the workshop? Learn virtually instead!

This webinar 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!

October 11, 2023
6-7 pm
A recording will be provided to registrants following the event.

Rain Barrel Discount Details


  • 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 event to ensure inventory is available. Limited quantities, discount available while supplies last. 

More barrels and savings:

  • Want more than 2 rain barrels? You may be eligible for more rebates! 
    • City of SD residents can receive a $1.50/gallon rebate on the purchase of non-discounted rain barrels. Learn more. 
  • Additional rebates are available for qualifying residents through SoCal WaterSmart which can bring the cost of of your barrels to $0 each. Rebate is limited to two barrels per person. Rebate dependent on application approval. Learn more about rebates at or read our rebate FAQ. Rebates generously provided by the San Diego Water Authority. Contact SoCal WaterSmart at (888) 376-3314 for inquiries.

Pick up:

  • Barrels can fit in the average 2 door sedan. 
  • Must arrive during the designated window to pick up your barrel(s) at the event you selected upon ordering.
  • After you place your order you will get an email with more instructions before the event, save this for reference!


To find out more about Think Blue San Diego, including information on additional rebates from the City of San Diego, visit

For more details about the Ivy rain barrel, go to the main rain barrel page.

Have questions about rain barrels or the purchase process?

Contact us at or (760) 436-7986 x700

Have questions about rebates?

Please visit the links in the above rebate sections and contact the agencies directly for assistance.