Green Spot

Free Rain Barrel Program 

For City of Columbus Low Income and Senior Residents

Open April 24, 2023 - October 1, 2023

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 with your Community Backyards voucher. Interested? Please first sign up for the low income and/or senior discount program at DPU if you aren't already signed up. Then, participate in the Community Backyards program either via the online course or attend a workshop. After you participate, 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.  

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. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here