How to purchase a rain barrel through Metro Water Services

The popular sale is back for spring 2024.


The city’s popular subsidized rain barrel sale is back this spring. | Photo via MWS

Nashville’s rain barrel sale is back for a limited time.

The 50-gallon barrels, which retail for $150, are sold for $54 to Metro Water Services customers and $74 to non-customers. Up to two barrels per household can be purchased via this website through Sunday, March 10 for pick-up at Nissan Stadium’s Lot R South on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What is a rain barrel and how does it work?

  • The device collects water for later use on plants, gardens, and lawns. The stored water is an alternative to city water and can be used during dry periods or droughts.
  • The barrels catch and store rainwater as it flows from a building’s roof into the gutters and through downspouts.
  • Users collect ~600 gallons of rainwater for every inch of rainfall that falls on a 1,000-sqft roof, according to MWS.

Pro tip: MWS has a step-by-step guide to assembling your own, as well as tips for installing, maintaining, and winterizing it.