Rain Barrel Program

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Along with many of the City’s “green” initiatives, the City of Dunedin is delighted to provide  FREE rain barrels to Dunedin residents!
A rain barrel is a device that is used to collect rainwater for the purpose of landscape irrigation.

The City partners with UF Extension Service to provide free rain barrels workshops! 

The next event date will be posted here once it is on the calendar! Generally, 2 per year.

Space is limited, but take place 1 to 2 times a year.
Participants will receive a free rain barrel, spigot and user guide provided by SWFMD.
Seating is limited, please bring a lawn in case of overflow.

Some of the benefits of rain barrel are:  

  • Reduces use of potable water

  • Reduces erosion

  • Reduces storm-water runoff

  • Saves $ on water bill

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 

 

 

 

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Rain barrels can be picked up between 8-4 M-F at the Solid Waste Division
1070 Virginia St.
(727) 298-3215 or SolidWaste@DunedinFL.net  

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.