You can play a key role in preventing creek erosion and flooding while conserving water & harvesting rain to keep your yard and garden green! The City of Oakland is offering FREE rain barrels and tanks for residents. Take advantage of this exclusive offer while supplies last!
Click here to order your free barrel today!
The Oakland Rain Barrel Program gives Oakland residents a simple way to make a positive impact on the local watershed by installing a rain barrel at home. Rain barrels can reduce erosion by temporarily detaining rainwater and releasing it slowly over time to minimize the erosive effects of concentrated stormwater flows on hillsides. Preventing erosion helps keep creeks, streams and the Bay healthier. Rain barrels have the added benefit of directing water away from your foundation and allowing you to use collected rainwater to keep your garden green. With federal stimulus funding, Oakland residents can get a rain barrel FREE of charge, paying only for the cost of tax and delivery (if requested). The subsidized rain barrels will only last for a limited time (through December 2012). Join your neighbors! Play an active role in preserving your watershed by installing a rain barrel at your home today!
To register for the program and purchase a rain barrel visit the Rain Barrel Program Website
To Order a Rain Barrel:
Step 1: Select the rain barrel or tank of your choice
Step 2: Sign user agreement
Step 3: Order and pay (only tax and optional delivery)
Step 4: Pick up your purchase at a distribution event the second Saturday of each month or anytime at The Urban Farmer Store located at 2121 San Joaquin Street, Richmond, CA 94804
Help Protect Oakland’s Watersheds & the Bay – Catch the Rain with a FREE Rain Barrel or Tank.