Rain Barrels & Cisterns

Don’t Let Good Water Go to Waste

Want some FREE water for your gardens or lawn? Want to to help protect Lake Michigan?  Installing a rain barrel is an easy way to do your part to protect Lake Michigan and  become a Fresh Coast Guardian. Rain barrels and cisterns capture and store rainwater for outdoor water uses like gardening. Rain barrels and cisterns are similar, although cisterns tend to be larger and sometimes are installed underground.

Rain barrel installation video

Rain Barrel Install Video: It's quick and easy to install a MMSD rain barrel that helps protect Lake Michigan from water pollution. Get step by step installation instructions from this video.

Rain Barrel Installation & Care

Questions about installation or care of your rain barrel?
Here are some helpful resources:

Get Inspired

People in the community with great new rain barrels from Fresh Coast Guardians.

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