The West Basin Municipal Water District is now accepting registrations for those who qualify to receive free rain barrels distribution as part of its new contactless delivery services of popular water-saving devices. The city of West Hollywood is within their service area.
The 55-gallon eco-friendly rain barrels are worth approximately $100 per unit. they help residents collect rainwater to use for landscaping and reduce urban runoff into local storm drains. One rain barrel can save up to 620 gallons per year. This year, 1,000 free rain barrels will be available for direct delivery to eligible homes.
To register for a rain barrel delivery or learn more about the program, please visit www.westbasin.org/rainbarrels or call
(310) 371-4633 for details.
“Capturing rainwater with a free rain barrel from West Basin is a great way to water your garden, prevent runoff pollution from flowing into waterways, and save money,” said West Basin Board President Harold C. Williams. “West Basin encourages residents to save water and use local resources whenever possible.”
The rain barrel distribution program is part of a larger District-wide water-efficiency program that launched in 1990. Since its inception, the program has helped the District to conserve more than 7 billion gallons of water through the distribution of more than 300,000 water-saving devices. More than 8,000 free rain barrels have been given away to to local residents since 2014.
Registration is required. Some conditions apply. Rain barrel deliveries will be scheduled in groups, with lead times of up to a few weeks between order and delivery dates.
Registration is easy:
West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is a wholesale water agency that serves nearly one million people in 17 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. It provides imported drinking water, recycled water, as well as conservation and education programs. Through its Water for Tomorrow Program, West Basin is committed to protecting, diversifying, and securing our water supply for the future while continuing a history of innovation and industry leadership. Visit www.westbasin.org to learn more.