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Announcing our Rain Barrel Pick Up Events - Fall 2020!

Prepare for rainy seaon ahead! In partnership with the County of San Diego, Solana Center is offering discounted rain barrels to encourage harvesting of rainwater. By using a rain barrel, homeowners and businesses in San Diego can reduce pollution from runoff, conserve water and save money on their water bill. Don't miss this opportunity to pay $55 per rain barrel (after rebate) on up to 2 rain barrels per household. For extra savings, the County is offering an additional $30 discount (limit 2 per household) for the first 200 rain barrels sold to residents in unincorporated areas. 

Rain barrels can help reduce runoff from dirtying our beaches and waterways, collecting many different types of pollutants before reaching the ocean, rivers, lakes and lagoons. Just 1” of rain yields 600 gallons per every 1000 sq. ft. of roof space.  That's a lot of free, fresh water for San Diegans to capture and reuse.

Here’s how the program works:

1. Choose a rain barrel pick up location –

  • El Cajon on Oct. 24th (pre-order by Oct. 18th) or

  • Valley Center on Nov. 7th (pre-order by Oct. 31st)

  • Barrels can also be picked up from Encinitas any Thursday or Saturday during our weekly hours

Pre-orders are required online at: www.solanacenter.org/rain-barrels.

After receiving pre-order confirmation, pick up rain barrel:

  • On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from the Water Conservation Garden at 12122  Cuyamaca College Dr West,  El Cajon, CA 92019; OR

  • On Saturday, November 7th, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Bates Nut Farm 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082; OR

  • At Solana Center at 137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92027 during business hours Thursday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week.

Rebates and discounts offered by San Diego County Water Authority and the County of San Diego.

Click here to order your barrel todayGive us a call at 760.436.7986, x705 with any questions.

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