Rain Barrels San Diego

San Diego

Rain barrels are extremely popular in San Diego. Why could this be?

One primary reason may be that most San Diego residents qualify for amazing rain barrel rebates. Both the City of San Diego and the SoCal WaterSmart Program offer rain barrel rebates for eligible ratepayers. Those who live within San Diego city limits can apply for both of these rebates and double down on the savings. 

“Home-made” systems will not qualify for southern California’s rain barrel rebate programs, but BlueBarrel provides a great DIY kit that meets all California state code requirements and has been approved by both rebate programs, so for those who wish to use recycled barrels to build a qualifying system, we’ve got just the answer. (See below for details on getting started with BlueBarrel). 

With an arid southern California climate, San Diego’s most eco-conscious understand that collecting rainwater has many environmental benefits; among them water conservation, drought mitigation, stormwater runoff reduction, and watershed protection. With uncertainties related to climate change, emergency preparedness is another benefit to storing rainwater on site.

Rain Barrels San Diego

Rain Barrels San Diego

How can San Diego residents get started with DIY rain barrels? BlueBarrel offers a one-of-a-kind solution for a multi-barrel rainwater catchment system, made from locally-sourced recycled barrels. Double-down on your commitment to the environment by conserving water using recycled materials. Our unique system design meets all necessary code standards and will qualify you for available rebates.

Start at BlueBarrelSystems.com and use our sizing and siting tools to plan out your multi-barrel system. Then enter our Online Store and follow the prompts to find your nearest source of recycled barrels (we have participating barrel suppliers throughout southern California, including San Diego County, the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and the Central Coast). Our interactive online store will also walk you through a few simple steps to customize a “RainKit” with all the parts for building your multi-barrel rain collection system.

Our design meets California state code standards for a non-permitted rainwater catchment system. That’s right – no permits required – and remember, our professional multi-barrel system design will qualify eligible households for SoCal WaterSmart and City of San Diego rain barrel rebate programs.

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