Purchase and Pick Up
Rain barrels can be picked up on May 27, 2017 (10 am - 2 pm) at the Public Works Open House, 955 Concordia Way.
Order your rain barrels here: http://enviroworld.ca/kamloops
Completely drain your barrel of water (or it can crack and your warranty will be void)
Store in a shed or garage in a protected area away from strong winds
Always remember to remove your diverter and reconnect your downspout
Clean the screen once a month to prevent clogging
Check for erosion under/around the rain barrel (platform/support must remain level and stable at all times
Keep your gutters as clear as possible and service on a regular basis
Below a downspout
Location must have level firm ground
A 3’x3’ paving stone can be used to provide stability
Please note: Avoid locations near ground level basement windows or window wells.
Clean outdoor furniture
Wash garden tools etc.
Please note: Never drink or ingest standing water.
Free irrigation for your lawn or garden
Reduces the consumption of domestic water use
Reduces storm sewer runoff
Reduces runoff pollution to our rivers
Reduces the need for the City of Kamloops to treat, pump and distribute water
Contribute to erosion prevention efforts
An inspiring example of environmental stewardship
A water source can be available in times of drought or during watering restrictions
Provides chlorine-free water for gardening
Improves your soil’s pH balance for better plant health
Capacity: 208 litres (55 gallons)
Insect resistant stainless steel filter
Screw-top lid to ensure safety of small children and animals
Includes overflow spout and a 4 foot hose to easily link two or more barrels for multi-barrel installation or to redirect overflow away from building foundation
Elevated spigot accommodates most watering cans
Easily accommodates existing downspouts