Install a rain barrel


Installing a rain barrel will capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property and collects pollutants. It's a great way to conserve water and it's free water for use in your landscape. Buying and installing a rain barrel is simple with all the parts required available on online retailers, local home and garden supply stores.

Clean Stream Champion Rain Barrel Program

New Castle County offers residents the opportunity to purchase a rain barrel at a reduced cost through the Clean Stream Champion program in the Spring and Fall. The only requirements are that you live in New Castle County and you’ve pledged to be a Clean Stream Champion! To learn more, pledge and see when the next sale is, visit

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