Rain Barrel Program
Rain barrels are used to collect and store water for outdoor usage such as watering your garden, washing outside surfaces and washing your car. Using rainwater will reduce the amount of tap water you use, which will save you money on your utility bill.
The Corporation of Delta offers rain barrels to residents for $70.00 (including tax and delivery).
The rain barrels are made from dark green recycled plastic and the half cylinder design allows it to sit flat up against a wall. Approximately 137 cm high, 53 cm deep and 107 cm wide, each barrel holds up to 341 liters (75 gallons) of water and weighs about 20.5 kg (when empty). When attached to the downspout of a residential home it can fill up with one day of rain.
Included with Rain Barrel:
- Screen to remove debris
- Two faucets to accommodate hoses and watering cans
- PVC overflow pipe
- PVC plug
How to Purchase a Rain Barrel
The cost of a rain barrel is $70.00 (including tax and delivery) and they can be purchased through Delta using the following options:
- Municipal Hall - Engineering Department (pay in-person by cash, cheque, or debit)
- Recreation Centres (pay by cash, cheque, or debit, or credit card)
- Pay over the phone by credit card at any Delta recreation centre
Once purchased, rain barrels can be picked up from the Engineering Operations Yard (5404 64 Street) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Rain barrels can also be delivered to your residence. Deliveries are scheduled every one to two weeks between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
*Must be a Delta resident to purchase a rain barrel. Proof of residency is required.
Questions? We're here to help! Contact us by email or by phone at 604-946-3260.