Rain Barrels & Cisterns

Rain Barrel Important Information

We are out of the tan rain barrel. We will be offering a black rain barrel for the same price. Instructions for installing both styles are found here.

 

Are you looking to sign up for a rain barrel workshop? At this time ALL workshops have been completed for the year.

We are in the process of setting up more for next year. Please sign up to be notified with news and announcements about workshops.

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.

It's time to winterize your rain barrel!

Follow these few easy steps to make sure your rain barrel will be in good shape for next year. Remember to store your rain barrel inside your garage or basement. 

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 the 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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Curious about how you can create a more sustainable home in Wisconsin? Try a rain garden,  natural landscaping or plant stormwater trees.

 


For questions on how to get started with your porous pavement project, or how to implement any of our green strategies, contact us.