Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels are an eco-friendly solution to help reduce your household consumption of water, and reduce stormwater runoff. They collect and store rain water for use on your lawn and gardens.

To get your own rain barrel:

 

By the Barrel 

By the Barrel is a family-owned company based in Minneapolis that specializes in finding unique uses for recycled wine barrels. All of their products are made from 100% recycled oak wine barrels. Their rain barrels, planters outdoor tables, beverage coolers, and composters are the perfect eco-friendly addition to your yard or garden.  

Check out a complete product list at Web Address: http://www.bythebarrelmn.com/ , or call 651-245-1366. 

Located in the beautiful Cleveland neighborhood of Minneapolis.  

 

To make your own rain barrel:

How to make your own rain barrel instructional guide.
Make your own rain barrel for about $35 in supplies. See what tools and parts you need, where you can get them (in the Twin Cities, MN area), and how to assemble the rain barrel.

Rain Barrels: More Than a Drop in the Bucket A user-friendly brochure put out by the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District.

Western Container
8811 Science Center Dr, New Hope, MN 55428
(612) 338-2413
Has 55 gallon recycled, closed top, blue barrels available for around $16 (price subject to change) for use in making your own rain barrel.

Consolidated Container Company, LLC
109 27th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-0923
Has 55 gallon plastic barrels for use in making your own rain barrel.