Skip to Primary Content

The 2020 Census is coming. Learn how you can ensure Miami-Dade Counts!

Attend a Rain Barrel Workshop

Attend a rain barrel workshop, and learn how you can capture and store rain water than can later be used to irrigate your landscape and water plants.

Workshops are coordinated by the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension, which also allows schools, homeowner associations, garden clubs and businesses to host workshops with Cooperative Extension staff.

RSVP to attend a free workshop. Buying a 55-gallon rain barrel costs $40.

At the workshops, residents can also exchange up to three old light bulbs for energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs, as well as two old showerheads for water-efficient models.

  • Advantages of a rain barrel

    By installing a rain barrel you'll not only help reduce pollution, but you'll also have a supply of free non-chlorinated Ph-neutral water for watering your prize orchids, potted plants and much more.

    • Watering plants with warm water in a barrel reduces shock and damping off of transplants.
    • Collecting rainwater in a barrel directs moisture away from building foundations.
    • A full barrel will provide water to 240 square feet of garden space - the equivalent of a 1-cm rain shower.
    • A rain barrel will save most homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months.
    • Connecting a soaker hose to your barrel is a great way to water shallow-rooted plants. It takes about 8 to 10 hours to empty a barrel this way.

Phone Number(s)

Water and Sewer
Kevin Lynskey, Director

Water and Sewer Douglas Office
3071 SW 38th Ave, Miami, FL 33146

Contact Us

You are now leaving the official website of Miami-Dade County government. Please be aware that when you exit this site, you are no longer protected by our privacy or security policies. Miami-Dade County is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. The provision of links to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement.

Please click 'OK' to be sent to the new site, or Click 'Cancel' to go back.