Sacramento residents can get a discounted rain barrel until Oct. 31. Here’s how

Sacramento residents for a limited time can purchase rain barrels at a discounted rate from the City’s Department of Utilities.

Rain barrels collect water from roofs to store it for later use on lawns, gardens or indoor plants.

“A lot of people are so excited about these rain barrels. They reach out, they ask when they can get more,” said William Granger, a City water conservation coordinator. “We’re just trying to make sure everyone has a chance to purchase one.”

People can order up to two barrels until Oct. 31 that will be shipped directly to an address.

New customers will receive priority, while customers who have purchase barrels in the past will be placed on a waiting list.

According to Granger, supplies are limited and about a third have already been sold since sales began Oct. 21.

“It’s a great way to use rainwater for your landscapes, while saving drinking water for other uses during the drought,” he said.