Did you know that for every inch of rain that falls on Los Angeles, 3.8 BILLION gallons of runoff flows to the ocean? That's water that we could capture to be more climate-resilient!
People have collected rainwater for thousands of years, all around the world. After all, water falls from the sky for free! Capturing it not only saves money, but also helps make a positive impact by conserving precious drinking water.
Every time it rains, water flows into the street and to storm drains picking up pollutants and trash on its way before making its way to the ocean, putting people and marine life in danger.
Your roof is an ideal catchment area to divert the rain – using gutters, downspouts and rain chains into a tank or rain barrel.
Rain barrels can be made from repurposed food storage containers, sleek wall units or even a terracottacolored urn. There are hundreds of products and styles to choose from.
Rainwater harvesting is a simple way to help create a water-secure LA and make a difference in the face of our changing climate. You can use anything from rain barrels, rain tanks, cisterns and sustainable landscaping practices to start saving those precious drops of water.
What's even better, is depending on where you live, you can get a rebate on rain barrels and cisterns (tanks) at SoCalWaterSmart.com.
You can be part of the new LA lifestyle and get your rain barrel(s) at one of our rain barrel distributions. Preorder your rain barrels at a reduced price of $65 + tax each through our partner, Rain Barrels Intl. Then pick it up at one of their distribution events. And don't forget to apply for your rebate at http://www.socalwatersmart.com/!
For upcoming distribution events go to: Rain Barrels Intl. All barrels must be pre-ordered and payed for before you pick them up at the distribution event.