Install a Rain Barrel Rainwater

When you install a rainwater harvesting system, you can conserve your water, reduce stormwater pollution, and help prevent erosion of our stream banks.

Rain barrels are container that collect and store rainwater for activities such as watering plants or washing outdoor furniture. Several rain barrels or one larger tank (cistern) can be installed to create a rainwater harvesting system.

Rain Barrel Benefits

  • Reduce water bills

  • Capture rain to water your garden

  • Decrease the volume of stormwater pollution and prevent erosion

  • Lessen the demand for energy intensive, chlorinated tap water


Every Drop Counts

  • Build Your Own Rain Barrel at our Workshop

Join Blue Water Baltimore at one of our rain barrel workshops and build your own to take home. Our workshops provide an overview of rain barrels, the installation process, and the steps involved in the rain barrel construction process. Participants use tools provided by Blue Water Baltimore to construct their rain barrels. We do not currently have any rain barrel workshops scheduled on our events calendar, but please check back later this Summer for upcoming Fall workshops.

  • Participate in One of our Current Rain Barrel Programs

Deep Blue Neighborhood Residents

Residents of Baltimore Highlands, Highlandtown, Belair-Edison, Cherry Hill, Oliver and Mondawmin are eligible for a $20 rain barrel and free installation through our National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded Deep Blue program.

  • Host a Rain Barrel Workshop

Blue Water Baltimore experts would love to come lead a workshop at your neighborhood, business or school. Email Erin Bennett for more information about rain barrels and workshops.

For more information or to request a rain barrel and installation, please contact Erin at

Collecting and reusing rainwater through tools like homemade rain barrels is a smart way to help protect and restore the environment.