Rain Barrel Give Away – West Basin Water District Supports Collection and Conservation

West Basin Municipal Water District will host a rain barrel distribution event on Saturday Jan 12, 2019 at West Los Angeles College from 8 am to 11 am to give away free rain barrels to qualified District residents. The 55-gallon rain barrels help residents collect rainwater to use for landscaping and prevent runoff to storm drains.

Participants in the rain barrel distribution program must meet the following requirements and follow all guidelines below:

1.      Must be a resident in West Basin’s service area.

2.      Limit two (2) rain barrels per household, while supplies last. This may be reduced, based upon demand.

3.      Rain Barrel must be installed within 30 days, and may be subject to verification and inspection by West Basin and or the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

4.      Recipients must email photo(s) of installed rain barrel(s) within 30 days of receiving barrel(s). Email: [email protected].

5.      The rain barrel must be mounted in a way that allows it to receive water unimpeded from a rain gutter.

6.      Should not block or restrict access to walkways or pathways.

7.      Should be elevated six (6) inches off the ground with a cinder block or another solid foundation.

8.      Should be secured in place with straps for safety.

9.      Home must be equipped with rain gutters and downspout(s).

To RSVP for an upcoming event, please visit www.westbasin.org/rainbarrels or call (310) 371-4633.

Since 2015, West Basin has given away more than 4,300 free rain barrels to local residents, valued at approximately $50 per unit. By using a rain barrel, homeowners have a practical way to conserve drinking water while also helping to prevent urban runoff from polluting our local waters.
Registration is required to participate in the rain barrel distribution events. Rain barrels will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and pre-registration does not guarantee a rain barrel. West Basin residents are eligible to attend any event, and must install rain barrels within 30 days or they may be charged the cost of the rain barrel. Rebates for rain barrels and cisterns are also available through Metropolitan Water District of Southern California at www.socalwatersmart.com.

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