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  • An alternative is to talk to large food suppliers and see if you can get any of their used food barrels. I know that coke or pepsi would sell their old ones for ~$5 a few years back.

  • I think that rebate amount mentioned is maybe if you want to choose your rain barrel. i got a barrel like the one in the picture and i believe it was only a $30 co-pay, which is a bargain considering they install it. i don’t think you could even scrounge materials to make your own for less than that.

  • Friends of Rock Creek used to have a program where you’d take a rainbarrel workshop and then they’d give you a barrel to install – if you lived within the watershed. I don’t see it on their website, but you might want to give them a call. RiverSmart Homes installs rainbarrels for a $30 copay, but I think they have given out all 300 that they had to give?

  • Thanks for the interest in the program!

    We do install barrels through the District Department of Environment’s RiverSmart Homes Program. The copay is $30, and there are over 400 left to install for this year. Find out more on the DDOE website (ddoe.dc.gov/riversmarthomes) or our rain barrel page listed above.

    Also, the rain barrel rebate is coming soon, and will allow homeowners to install their own barrel, from a list of approved barrels.

    If you’d like to make your own, try the Pepsi bottling plant in Hyattsville. You can get them first-come first-serve for $10 on Friday mornings at 6:30 AM. AquaBarrel has kits which you can purchase for $40 to convert these 55 gallon drums into rain barrels.

  • The guy in the picture is hot.

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