Rain Barrel Program

Discounted Rain Barrels Offered to Wakefield Residents

DPW staff standing with rain barrelsOrder by May 9, 2019

Wakefield has again partnered with the Great American Rain Barrel Co., a local food-importing company that has been repurposing shipping drums into Rain Barrels since 1988. The Great American Rain Barrel Co. has been an approved vendor by the MASSDEP since 2010. Last year, more than 300 barrels were purchased by Wakefield residents. 

Barrels are being offered to residents for the discounted price of $59 and will be available for pick up on May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wakefield Public Works Facility at 35 North Ave.

The deadline to purchase a barrel is May 9 at midnight. To participate in the Rain Barrel Program and find out more about the barrels, please visit: www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/ and select Wakefield. 

Why invest in a rain barrel?

  • A rain barrel can pay for itself in one season
  • Rainwater has no chemicals, chlorine, or fluoride – great for your plants and lawn
  • At least $200 of precious rain water splashes off a 1000 sf roof in one season 
  • Help stressed trees and gardens during dry spells
  • In 2016, 48 percent of towns in Massachusetts had water bans
  • Rain barrels help towns manage water supplies and stormwater runoff

three rain barrels on a grassy areaLearn about the Great American Rain Barrel

  • 100% re-purposed rain barrels produced in Massachusetts 
  • Most durable and reliable rain barrels on the market with a 3/16” wall thickness
  • Lasts for years when properly drained and stored for winter
  • A screen filter keeps mosquitoes out
  • Several rain barrels can be linked together in about 5 minutes
  • The barrels are available in forest green, earth brown, nantucket grey, and unpainted.