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Rain barrels

June 10 update: 

We are SOLD OUT of rain barrels for the 2024 season. 

Orders that were placed previously will be fulfilled between June 15-30, 2024. Any extra barrels will be offered to those on the waitlist.

The rain barrel order form will be available on this page when more stock arrives.

When available, rain barrels are available for purchase year-round for:

  • Airdrie residents ($65) 
  • Non-Airdrie residents ($75)
  • Available in blue and white (colour choice is not guaranteed). If you would like a specific colour, please call BEFORE placing your order.

When your rain barrel is ready for pickup:

  • Go to 15 East Lake Hill NE, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding statutory holidays
  • Park in visitor parking along the front of the building
  • When you arrive, phone 403.948.8871 to let Water Services know you are on-site to pick up your order. Someone will bring the rain barrel(s), tap(s) and spigot(s) out to visitor parking 

All sales are considered final.

Issues with your rain barrel? Contact Water Services at 403.948.8871.

Quick facts about our rain barrels

  • Locally sourced and made with repurposed food-grade material, making them more environmentally friendly than store-bought barrels made with virgin plastic
  • 55 gallons
  • Approximate dimensions: 22.5" wide x 37" tall
  • Blue or white and have a tap and an overflow valve to drain excess water
  • Closed top with a screen that covers the hole for the downspout

Save money and conserve water by using rain barrels at home

An average roof in Airdrie collects approximately 24,000 litres of rain annually-this could fill a rain barrel 96 times!

Capturing stormwater at home helps reduce water flow back to our rivers, reducing the flow of contaminants and supporting flood mitigation efforts. Using a rain barrel also means less water needs treatment, which reduces the demand for water treatment facilities. In the end, it saves Airdrie residents money.