Rain barrel maintenance:
Our rain barrels are very low maintenance and only require a few easy actions:
- Empty: Empty your rain barrel completely before each rainstorm (full barrels can’t capture stormwater!)
- Clean: Clean out any sediment or leaves that collect at the bottom of the barrel using the removable caps on the top of the barrel.
- Keep gutters clean: Keep your home’s gutters free from leaves and debris. Clogged gutters can keep your rain barrel from filling properly.
- Winterize: In the winter, drain your barrel and detach it from the downspout. A winter plug is provided to seal the hole in your downspout.
Check out the Rain Barrel Maintenance Guide in English or Spanish for more tips.
To have a FREE rain barrel installed at your home, sign up for a workshop (attendance is required before installation).
Rain Check participants can install one rain barrel plus one or more other stormwater tools. Answer these questions to learn what additional stormwater tool is right for you.