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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, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) rain barrels have captured over one million gallons of stormwater each time it rains. Installing a rain barrel is an easy way to do your part to protect Lake Michigan and become a Fresh Coast Guardian.
Sign-up for Rain Barrel Workshop Updates
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. If your having trouble finding an open Rain Barrel Workshop sign up for our Fresh Coast email newsletter to be notified of news and rain barrel workshops.
Visit the MMSD main lobby Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm to redeem a rain barrel certificate.
Thank you for helping protect our waterways!