The City of River Falls in conjunction with River Falls Municipal Utility are offering a rebate of up to $30 for city residents who install a rain barrel. The rebate is for rain barrels purchased from a 3rd party. A rain barrel collects and stores rain water from your rooftop which you can later use to water your lawn or garden, or to wash your car. Using a rain barrel is a great first step to healthier rivers and lakes. This rebate is available for city residents only.
If you have recently purchased a rain barrel, please download the Rain Barrel Rebate Form for additional information on how to obtain your rebate.
Rain Barrel Installation
Rain barrels come in different sizes as well as a variety of colors to match just about any home. Most barrels have screened lids to keep mosquitoes, leaves and debris out. The barrels are designed with an overflow feature to keep water away from the foundation of your home. Barrels may need to be elevated to allow water flow to gardens and/or your lawn. They are very easy to install.
As part of an Eagle Scout project, the City of River Falls partnered with the Boy Scouts to make our own rain barrels. The barrels are large 55 gallon barrels, primed white and ready to paint (if you want to). The barrels feature a drain spigot, overflow spigot, and a 4" round inlet opening. They are available for purchase at City Hall for $20. Note: The City is currently sold out of rain barrels.