Free Rain Barrels Available For Delivery and Pick-up

 

December 2, 2021

The free Rain Barrel Program from the West Basin Municipal Water District is back.

Residents of the West Basin service area may now register at http://www.westbasin.org/rain-barrels for free

home delivery or a drive-through pick-up event hosted in El Segundo on January 29 and in Carson on

February 5, 2022.

“The Rain Barrel Program returns in time for what will hopefully be a plentiful rainy season to help

alleviate the drought,” said West Basin Board President Harold C. Williams, MSCE, P.E. “The 50-gallon

rain barrels, valued at $80 each but free to participants, are an easy way to capture precious rainwater

and reduce stormwater runoff.”

Two options are available for service area residents to receive their free rain barrels. This year, there are

700 rain barrels available for free home delivery. Residents interested in this option must reserve barrels

by a January 20, 2022 deadline.

The District will also host two drive-through pick-up events to distribute 400 barrels at each event. Pickup event #1 will be at West Basin’s Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo on Saturday,

January 29, 2022 from 8-11AM; and pick-up event #2 will take place at West Basin’s headquarters in

Carson on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 8-11AM. Advance registration for the rain barrels is required.

Since 2015, West Basin has helped save millions of gallons of water in the region by providing over

14,000 rain barrels at no cost to residents in West Basin’s 17 cities and unincorporated areas of Los

Angeles County. One rain barrel can save up to 620 gallons per year.

In addition, a rain barrel helps meet the requirement for a rainwater capture feature that is part of West

Basin’s grass replacement rebate program (www.westbasin.org/grass-replacement), which starts at $3

per square foot of grass replaced.

Visit the rain barrel program website to learn more about eligibility and conditions.

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West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is a wholesale water agency that serves nearly one

million people in 17 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. West Basin provides imported

drinking water, recycled water, as well as conservation and education programs. Through its Water for

Tomorrow Program, West Basin is committed to protecting, diversifying, and securing our water supply

for the future while continuing a history of innovation and industry leadership. Visit http://www.westbasin.org

to learn more.


 

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