Rain Barrel Program


Manatee County's Rain Barrel Program is designed to help residents lower their utility bills and conserve water by using rain barrels to collect and store rainwater for irrigation.

The Manatee Board of County Commissioners and the Utilities Department are dedicated to conserving our water resources and providing ways for all citizens to implement water saving measures. 

What is the Cost of a Rain Barrel Kit and What is Included?

Rain barrel kits are available at cost for $34.58 plus sales tax of 7%, (totaling $37.00) and include the following:

  • A blue reconditioned 55-gallon plastic drum
  • Debris drain, all necessary PVC fittings and a brass spigot 
  • Instructions for assembly and stand (if choosing to build one) 
    55-gallon reconditioned drum (blue) Rain Barrel Kit Parts

Payment must be in the form of secured funds (cashier's check or money order) or cash. Credit/debit cards and personal checks can only be accepted for customers with a Manatee County Utility Department Account. 


For rain barrel purchase email [email protected] or call 941-792-8811

Who is Eligible to Buy a Rain Barrel?

All Manatee County residents and businesses are eligible to buy a rain barrel. Limit four (4) rain barrels per household please.

For questions regarding ordering or payment of your rain barrels, please reach out to Utilities Customer Service by calling 941-792-8811 or by emailing [email protected]

For additional questions regarding the rain barrels, or appointments, please reach out to Water Conservation by emailing [email protected] or calling 941-792-8811 ext. 5327

**The Utilities lobby is closed to the public until further notice. 

We will contact you to schedule your contact-free pick up, available by appointment only, after payment is verified.