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Lake County, Ohio - Soil & Water Conservation District

Rain Barrels

    Rain Barrels:

    Keep Our Streams, Rivers and Lake Erie Healthy

    Rain barrels are a real solution to water pollution. They reduce runoff, which helps protect our rivers, streams and ultimately Lake Erie from pollution.

    Reduce Ponding and Flooding

    Rain barrels collect the water from your roof and gutters so it doesn’t puddle in your lawn or contribute to flooding.

    Reduce Water Waste

    Rain barrels reserve water for when you need it, so you don’t have to turn on the hose to water your plants or lawn.

    Save Money

    Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer. Watering with rainwater can help keep your water bills low, after all it is free water!


    To download a informational brochure 

    We provide everything you need to save water today. Attend a workshop to build your own! The cost of these workshops is determined by the location host, typically $60 or $65. This covers the barrel, diverter and necessary hardware.