Conserve water with a rain barrel from Bernalillo County!

Half of the water used by residences in Albuquerque goes to landscape irrigation. Collecting rainwater from your roof and using it to irrigate your landscaping conserves our water supply by reducing demand on our aquifer and the Rio Grande River. It also reduces the costs you pay for water.

The Bernalillo County Rain Barrel Program provides rain barrels to property owners in Bernalillo County who are not water customers of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. There are two options available:

Two Free 55-Gallon Rain Barrels

One $80 100-Gallon Rain Barrel

Materials: Recycled plastic and virgin resin Materials: Virgin resin         
Features: Brass spigot; overflow hose and clamp;
secure, removable lid with screened inlet
Features: Brass spigot; overflow fitting; secure, removable lid;
removable basket strainer
Warranty: 2 years, excluding freeze damage                    Warranty: 1 year, excluding freeze damage

Participants also receive a Water Efficiency Consultation and a Water Conservation Kit that includes a low-flow showerhead and faucet aerators. 

To apply, complete and submit a Rain Barrel Application.

Property owners can participate in the Rain Barrel Program one time. For information on where to purchase additional rain barrels, please see our Where to Buy Rain Barrels in Bernalillo County guidance. The Water Conservation Program will be introducing new water conservation incentive programs in Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). Participants in the current programs will be allowed to take part, again on a one-time basis, in the new programs. New incentive programs will include a revised Rainwater Harvesting Program.

Bernalillo County Water Conservation Program
Program Contact: Megan Marsee, Water Conservation and Resource Manager
(505) 224-2158,
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