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Discounted Rain Barrel Pilot Program

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Flows To Bay: San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program

Announcing Our Discounted
Rain Barrel Pilot Program

We have an exciting announcement! Flows To Bay has officially launched our discounted rain barrel pilot program. The pilot offers San Mateo County residents and businesses the opportunity to purchase up to two high-quality 50-gallon rain barrels for just $80 each. This is a significant discount from the barrel’s $130 retail value.

Additionally, San Mateo County residents qualify for a rebate that can cover up to 100% of the barrel cost (pre-tax). You can find out how much of a rebate you qualify for on our website.

This pilot program ends on October 31, 2021, so don’t miss out! Once you place an order, you will need to pick up your rain barrel(s) on Saturday, November 13, 2021 between 9am and 12pm at the City of San Mateo Public Works Department.

Get Pilot & Rebate Program Details Here

Benefits of Owning a Rain Barrel

With San Mateo County in an extreme drought, it is more important than ever to conserve as much water as possible. Installing a rain barrel can do just that! By capturing rainwater during the upcoming wet winter months, rain barrels help cut back potable water used for irrigation and can help mitigate future drought conditions by providing storage for drier months.

For every inch of rain that falls on a 500 square foot roof area, a rain barrel can collect 310 gallons. With an average annual rainfall of 25 inches in San Mateo County, the savings can add up!
Rain barrels also provide a host of other benefits, including:
  1. Allowing you to water your garden with rainwater, which is better for your plants because it is free of the additives that go into tap water.
  2. Moderating flooding and decreasing erosion in your yard during the rainy season.
  3. Protecting local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the Ocean by reducing urban runoff that transports litter, motor oil, and other pollutants into storm drains.
Learn More About Rain Barrels


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