Rain Barrels & Cisterns

Rain Barrel Important Information

Starting August 10th we will have rain barrels in stock! Visit our MMSD Headquarters lobby between 8 am and 4 pm to purchase or redeem a rain barrel certificate. Please be advised that masks are required to enter our building and you must pay with cash (exact change) or check. Each rain barrel with the installation kit included is $60.

Are you looking to sign up for a rain barrel workshop? At this time all in-person workshops are postponed until further notice due to the risks associated with COVID-19.

Sign up here for our Fresh Coast newsletter to get updates on workshops and other water-related news. 

Don’t Let Good Water Go to Waste

Want some FREE water for your gardens or lawn? Want 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 use 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 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.