Due to an outpouring of interest in the Oakland Rain Barrel Program, the City has exhausted its funds for subsidized rain barrels and the program is now officially closed. We appreciate your interest in rainwater harvesting. Please email us if you’d like to add your name to our mailing list to receive information on future availability of rain barrels, should new funding become available. Thank you for being a good water steward!
How to Get Your Rain Barrel (for residents who have already placed their order)
Store Pick Up: You can pick up your tank at the Urban Farmer Store, once you have received confirmation that your tank is available and in stock. Due to the overwhelming demand, most tanks will arrive about 45 days from the order date. The Urban Farmer Store is open M-F 7:30-5, Sat 9-5 and is located at 2121-C San Joaquin St, Richmond, just off the freeway between I-80 and I-580. Their phone is (510) 524-1604.
Home Delivery: If you prefer home delivery, the cost is $30 for tanks less than $205 gallons and $60 for tanks over 205 gallons.
Rain Barrel Distribution Events–West Oakland
For residents picking up rain barrels, distribution events will now occur every Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm at American Steel Studios at 1960 Mandela Parkway in West Oakland.
**You must have a scheduled appointment to pick up your tank, so please call the Urban Farmer store to make arrangements (510) 524-1604.
Note: 620 gallon tanks must be picked up at the Urban Farmer Store in Richmond and will not be available at the American Steel Studios site.
An in-depth rainwater installation workshop is being offered Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1-4pm at Skyline High School. Please email us if you want to sign up.
If you wish to be notified of future rain barrel workshops or events email us.
Factors to consider when choosing your rainwater catchment system: