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Akron Rain Barrel Program

The City of Akron has teamed up with the Summit Soil & Water Conservation District to provide Akron residents with rain barrels as part of the Akron Waterways Renewed! program.

Our Blue Heron Homecoming was a great success. Choose a date below and sign up for one of our other three training opportunities if you were not able to attend and get a barrel!

To receive a rain barrel, residents must attend a workshop. At each training, participants will receive a certificate to pick up their barrel at Summit Soil & Water Conservation District in Downtown Akron. The workshop includes information about the barrels, as well as a demonstration on how to install them to existing spouting.

Rain barrels are available to Akron residents only, and are limited to one per household.


Wednesday May 30, 2018 - Patterson Park Community Center

Thursday June 7, 2018 - Hyre CLC

Saturday June 9, 2018 - North Hill Branch LIbrary 


Rain Barrel Program Brochure (tri-fold)

Rain Barrel Quick Installation Guide

Rain Barrel Instructional Videos


Rain Bros LLC: Five-Minute Rain Barrel Installation


Rain Brothers LLC: Easy DIY Rain Barrel Platform