Tapping Rainwater

Tap into rainwater by connecting your downspouts to a rain barrel.

Rain barrels are a great way for homeowners to harvest rainwater. Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting and storing rainwater for later use.  The collected rainwater can be used to supplement your irrigation, rinse garden tools, water flower beds, keep compost moist, etc.  In addition, it will reduce the amount of water settling around the foundation of your home.  However, the water should not be used for drinking, cooking, or bathing.  Rain barrels reduce stormwater runoff by capturing it as it leaves your roof. This can reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals that get washed into our lakes and streams. Reducing stormwater runoff can also reduce the stress on downstream stormwater management and treatment systems.

If you’re in the market for a rain barrel COSWA members are now accepting orders!  Orders can now be made online or over the phone (see below for more information).  Orders must be completed no later than the Sunday before the pickup date.  While you don’t necessarily have to be a resident of these cities to purchase rain barrels, you will have to pick up your rain barrel at the specified location.  For more information please refer to your city below:



Yukon, March 9-10

1035 Industrial Drive


(405) 350-8930

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days


Edmond, March 10-11

2012 Old Timbers Drive


(405) 359-4763

4 to 6 p.m. March 10

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 11


Midwest City, March 31-April 1
8726 SE 15th Street


(405) 739-1040

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31

8 a.m. to noon April 1


Norman, March 31-April 1

668 E Lindsey Street


(405) 366-5435

4 to 6 p.m. March 31

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1


Oklahoma City, April 14-15
1621 S Portland Ave.


(405) 297-1774

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 14

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 15


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