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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 $59 or $60. This covers the barrel, diverter and necessary hardware.

    Listed below are the currently scheduled workshops. If you would like a workshop in your community please contact our office at [email protected]

    Mentor Marsh Nature Center April 7th at 10:30 am, Call 440-350-2033 or email [email protected] to register. $60

    The Holden Arboretum June 23rd at 10 am. Register online at or call 440.602.3833. $65

    City of Mentor - Wildwood Cultural Center, June 27th at 6:30, Contact City of Mentor to register.$65

    City of Mentor - Wildwood Cultural Center, July 26th at 6:30, Contact City of Mentor to register.$65

    City of Mentor Online Registration

    Don't want to build one? Pick one up in our office!

    For $65 we can build a rain barrel for you. Please call ahead to schedule a pick up time and discuss any construction details. 440-350-2730