Rain Barrels

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Along with many of the City’s “green” initiatives, The City of Dunedin offers its residents FREE rain barrels. A rain barrel is a device that is used to collect rainwater mainly for the purpose of landscape irrigation. There are multiple benefits and uses from harvesting the rain.

 

Some of the benefits of rain barrel are:  

  • Reduces use of potable water
  • Reduces erosion
  • Reduces stormwater runoff

Rain barrel uses:

  • Irrigation of plants
  • Bird Baths
  • Washing cars
  • Cleaning garden tools

Items you will need to make your own rain barrel at home:

Barrel 

 55 Gallon Drum
(Free for Dunedin Residents)

 Drill Bit

 15/16" Drill Bit

 PVC Glue

PVC Cement 

 Spigot

3/4" Boiler Drain Spigot 

   

   

 

Please contact the City's Sustainability Coordinator, Christina Perez because barrels are on a first come first serve basis as quantities are limited. She can be reached at 727-298-3215 Ext. 1324.

Barrels can be picked up from the Solid Waste Department at 1070 Virginia St.
 

Have a rain barrel and looking to spruce it up? Then paint it! Clean up your barrel, sand paper it, apply an outdoor primer, let it dry, and paint away! 
Here are some stencils that can be used to decorate.

Please check back regularly for Florida Friendly Workshops!

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Sustainability Coordinator,
Christina Perez, at 727-298-3215 ext. 1324