OMWD Offers Low-Cost Rain Barrels to Help Customers Save Water
Olivenhain Municipal Water District has partnered with neighboring water districts—San Dieguito Water District, Santa Fe Irrigation District, and Carlsbad Municipal Water District—to offer discounted rain barrels to area residents this winter.
Rain barrels ordered by January 31, 2022 will be available for pick up at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation located at 137 North El Camino Real in Encinitas.
Fifty-gallon barrels are on sale for $97, with a final cost of $62 after a $35 rebate from water wholesaler Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Rebates on rain barrels and other water-saving measures are available at www.socalwatersmart.com.
“I encourage our customers to consider rain harvesting as even light rain can provide a sufficient amount of water for later use,” said OMWD Board Director Neal Meyers. “For example, a roof with a 2,000-square-foot surface area can capture 300 gallons from only a quarter-inch of rain.”
Collecting rainwater for future use not only conserves drinking water, but also reduces irrigation runoff that can carry pollutants into local waterways and beaches. Visit www.solanacenter.org/purchase-rain-barrel for more information and to order rain barrels.