Rain Barrels

West Basin’s free Rain Barrel Program returns in time for what will hopefully be a plentiful rainy season. Rain barrels, valued at $80 each, provide a great way to save water and reduce stormwater runoff by collecting and reusing rain water. A rainwater capture feature, such as a rain barrel, is also a requirement for West Basin’s grass replacement rebate program, which starts at $3 per square foot of grass replaced.

This year, West Basin offers residents two ways to receive free rain barrels.

Free Home Delivery – Closed

After an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, the District has reached capacity for the home delivery portion of the program. Thank you!

  • Residents can still register for the two upcoming pick-up events. See below for registration details.
  • To be notified about future home delivery availability, please sign up to be added to the interest list:


Pick-Up Events*

The District will host two drive-through pick-up events in 2022:

  • Pick-Up Event #1: January 29, 2022 – Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (El Segundo) 8AM to 11AM
  • Pick-Up Event #2: February 5, 2022 – West Basin Municipal Water District Headquarters (Carson) 8AM to 11AM


*For the safety of attendees and staff: all attendees must be pre-registered – no walk-ins will be allowed. All attendees must also remain in their vehicles and wear a face mask upon arrival. Staff will be loading up the rain barrels into vehicles.

To qualify for up to two (2) free rain barrels, customers must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Reside in West Basin’s Service Area
  • Must not have participated before and received two rain barrels
  • Agree to submit a photo of your installed rain barrel(s) within 30 days of receiving them

Program Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions & Other Resources

How Do You Install a Rain Barrel?

How Do You Prevent Mosquitos?

What Other Resources are Available?

YouTube has a good collection of videos that explain how to set up and use a rain barrel, how to maintain your barrel, and a variety of other rain barrel-related topics. Other resources, including how to make your own rain barrel, are provided in the dropdown below

The Metropolitan Water District also offers $35 rebates for the purchase of rain barrels. More information can be found at the MWD website.

Rain Barrel Home Delivery Program Promotional Tool Kit


For additional information about West Basin’s rain barrel program, including future rain barrel distribution events, continue to check www.westbasin.org/rain-barrels.

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