Rain Barrels

Rain barrels can provide homeowners with access to free rainwater for irrigation, gardens and washing vehicles. When installed under a downspout that would otherwise drain to an impervious surface or directly to a sewer line, the barrels can help reduce combined sewer overflows and improve water quality for receiving waters. To purchase one, contact the Albany County Soul and Water Conservation District. (Link opens the PDF order form)

Below, find helpful resources on the benefits, installation and maintenance of rain barrels.