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Free Rain Barrel Program 

Available to Columbus Water Low Income and Senior Customers

Terra cotta rain barrel attached to downspout.

Columbus Department of Public Utilities (DPU) customers who participate in the low income or senior discount programs for their DPU water bill can receive a FREE rain barrel from Franklin Soil and Water. Interested? Please first sign up for the low income and/or senior discount program at DPU if you aren't already signed up. Please refer to DPU to learn about their requirements and income qualifications for the discount programs. Once you're signed up for the discount program(s), please contact us to fill out the paperwork and get your free rain barrel! You must be a Columbus Public Utilities customer that receives the low income and/or senior discounts in order to apply for a free rain barrel. Quantity is limited and subject to availability. Please note, Franklin Soil and Water cannot install the rain barrel for you. 

Questions? Contact us via email or give us a call at 614-486-9613.

Other Free Rain Barrel Options: 
  • IMPACT's Home Weatherization Assistance Program - Franklin County homeowners/renters/mobile home households whose income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and reside in certain zip codes can receive a free rain barrel as part of IMPACT Community Action's Home Weatherization Assistance Program. The program offers help with energy efficiency testing and remedies to improve your household's energy efficiency. Better yet, IMPACT will install the rain barrel for you! For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here