Conserve water, reduce runoff and water your garden for free! You can do all these things with your very own rain barrel.
CRWP has helped hundreds of residents convert 55-gallon plastic barrels originally used in food production into runoff-reducing tools. CRWP is no longer in the rain barrel business, but below are some helpful resources for assembling your own barrel.
All you need to know for a DIY Rain Barrel at home:
- Rain Barrel Installation and Maintenance Guide (please consult instructions when doing at home!) using a Rain Recycle Kit.
- Here’s a great You Tube video using the RR kit
- Painting Your Rain Barrel (a decorated rain barrel –>)
Northfield property owners are eligible for a $20 rebate from the City of Northfield when you purchase and install a rain barrel. For more information, see the City of Northfield’s Rain Garden/Rain Barrels page.
Owatonna residents are eligible for a $10 rebate when you purchase and install a rain barrel. For more information click here.
As of June 2015 CRWP has sold out of rain barrels and kits. Thank you for your interest, you may find rain-catchment supplies at Menard’s or online.