Rain Barrel Program

Build a Rain Barrel Workshops

Participants will learn how to turn a used, food grade barrel into a rain barrel, why it is important to capture rainwater, and how to maintain your barrel. Attendees will retro-fit their barrel and take it home from the workshop.

Pre-registration is required and participants must drive a suitable vehicle in order to take home their 55-gallon rain barrel (truck/SUV or hatchback). Only 1 Rain Barrel per Household; must attend class to receive materials. Couples in the same household can attend together, but only pay one registration fee as they will only be receiving one barrel.

Please note: Due to Covid, the number of participants at each workshop will be limited and workshops will take place entirely outside. The workshop will take place at the Spokane Conservation District Campus at 4422 E 8th Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99212.

During the retro-fit use of drills are necessary. I always encourage you to bring your own drill. I will have one to use and all of the drill bits to drill holes, but work will go faster with more drills.


Refunds will be provided if no less than 24hrs notification is given to stacey-selcho@spokanecd.org. This will also us to contact someone else to ensure the barrel and space in the class is not wasted.

Cost: $25 per person for residents within Spokane County thanks to underwriting from Spokane County Storm Water Utility and City of Spokane Water Dept. The cost is $45 for out of county attendees. Current identification including address must be shown at check-in.

Due to the restrictions regarding COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our Rain Barrel Workshops until 2021!