Rain Barrel Discounts Still Available
Save Money and Stormwater and Get Your Rebate on Special Discounted Rain Barrels by Dec. 31
In preparation for the rainy season, Otay Water District teamed up with the San Diego County Water Authority and the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to offer customers a $75 rebate on special discounted rain barrels.
|Benefits of Using a Rain Barrel
Collecting rainwater to use during the dry months can help save money, and help prevent runoff pollution of the region’s water supply. To learn more about the benefits of using a rain barrel and to claim your rebate, visit www.socalwatersmart.com.
It’s not too late for residents to order their 50-gallon Ivy rain barrel through the Solana Center. The Solana Center is offering a discount for these rain barrels at $90 each (from $149) while supplies last. Once purchased, residents may qualify and apply for a $75 rebate by Dec. 31 before it is reduced to $35 on Jan. 1, 2017. There is a maximum of two rain barrel rebates allowed per water service address. If a customer has already taken advantage of the their maximum rebates, they will not qualify again.
Customers who purchased a rain barrel before the pre-order deadline chose from four pick-up locations available throughout San Diego County. The distribution locations included the Rice Canyon Open Space Preserve, Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College, San Diego Botanic Garden, and Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District.
On Dec. 3, Otay and Sweetwater Authority successfully distributed more than 300 rain barrels to customers at the Rice Canyon Open Space Preserve. The event was made possible through a partnership with the Solana Center, Rain Water Solutions, Sweetwater Authority, the Water Authority, and City of Chula Vista.
There are no remaining dates scheduled for pick up, but residents can still purchase rain barrels online at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/Solanacenter and pick them up the following Tuesday or Thursday from Solana Center located at 137 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024 (directions). Solana Center is also accepting walk-ins for purchasing and pick up (credit card payments only).
To determine eligibility for a rebate, visit www.socalwatersmart.com. Click on “Verify Your Eligibility & Estimate or Rebate” or “Submit your Rebate Application.”
A demonstration of the discounted rain barrel is available at Otay’s office in the lobby area.