Rain Barrels

The El Paso County Conservation District agrees that the lawful collection and use of rainwater using rain barrels is a great way to water residential lawns, gardens, and landscapes. While we are not currently selling rain barrels, parts, or DIY kits, we do have a lot of experience and information to share about rain barrels and our mission to support the conservation of natural resources to ensure health, safety, and general welfare of our community.

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LISTEN: NPR Morning Edition (2016) Grace Hood

Video: DIY Rain Barrel Installation by CSU Extension

Fact Sheets (click to open)

Rainwater Collection in Colorado 6.707

Rainwater Collection on Properties with Residential Wells

Rainwater Collection Information Table


Look for great tips and resources by Conservation Colorado, TreePeople, and Blue Barrel.