Rain Barrels & Cisterns

Rain Barrel Important Information

We are currently SOLD OUT of rain barrels due to supply issues. Call your local hardware or garden store to check on their rain barrel inventory. As soon as we get more in stock we will reopen our main lobby to sales and pickup. If you want notification of when we have more rain barrels or rain barrel workshops please sign up for our newsletter here.

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.

We are in the process of setting up virtual workshops. 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.

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.