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Rain Barrels

How Do I Purchase a Rain Barrel?

Visit the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) main lobby Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm to purchase or redeem a rain barrel certificate.

Please be advised that masks are required to enter our building and you must pay with cash (exact change) or check. Each rain barrel with the installation kit included is $60.

MMSD Rain Barrels with diverter kit are $60.00 (Cash or Check)

Diverter kits sold separately = $20.00

Click here for a list of REPLACEMENT PARTS.


THANK YOU for installing a rain barrel! Submit an image or video of your rain barrel and we'll send you a FREE t-shirt for being a Fresh Coast Guardian.


Why Use Rain Barrels?

Get FREE water by the barrel from your roof and use it when it’s dry outside to give thirsty gardens, flowers, and trees a drink.  Rain barrels also help prevent rain from becoming polluted stormwater runoff -- the biggest remaining threat to clean rivers and lakes. Since 2002, with the help of our Fresh Coast Guardians, MMSD rain barrels have captured over 1 million gallons of stormwater each time it rains.

Rain Barrel Workshops

Learn how to install and care for a rain barrel in a rain barrel workshop. Participants will learn about water conservation and the many benefits of using rain barrels. Rain barrels capture rainwater from your roof that you can use later when it's dry for thirsty gardens. They also help prevent rain from becoming polluted stormwater runoff, the biggest remaining threat to clean rivers and our Great Lakes.

One FREE rain barrel will be provided per owner-occupied household at the workshop and registration is required. If you have received a free rain barrel in the past from MMSD, you are not eligible to receive another free rain barrel.

The popularity of our rain barrel workshops has them filling up quickly.  Having trouble finding an open one?  We are in the process of setting up more. Please sign up to be notified with news and announcements about rain barrel workshops.

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