Rain Barrel Catchment Program Giveaway

Rain Barrel Catchment Program

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is excited to announce its first Rain Barrel Catchment Program. As part of our continued efforts to promote water conservation on our island, we are currently giving away free 50-gallon, eco-friendly Ivy Rain Barrels made by Rain Water Solutions Inc. while supplies last.

Eco-Friendly Benefits

Rain barrels provide water conservation benefits to households and communities in an eco-friendly way. Your participation will not only help you reduce your water bill, but also help reduce stormwater runoff. Additionally, incremental capture and use of rainwater can help our communities be more resilient through drought and prevent erosion on your property.

Gardening

Studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have estimated that gardening can account for as much as 40% of residential water use. That number can actually rise up to 60% or more of your total household consumption when other outdoor water activities are factored in EPA.

Rain Barrel with a HoseIvy Rain Barrel

The Ivy Rain Barrel is a state of the art system made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled materials and includes a variety of features that make it optimal for the tropics. View more information on installation instructions and frequently asked questions on the system itself.

Restrictions apply and Ivy Rain Barrels are currently only available to single-family residential DWS customers.

Qualifying for a Free Ivy Rain Barrel

Read the full Program Rules and Guidelines (PDF) and to find out if you qualify for a free, 50-gallon Ivy Rain Barrel. Additional Questions and Answers are provided at the end of the Program Rules and Guidelines document.

Property Owner’s Approval Form

When a tenant is applying for the Rain Barrel Catchment Program, the Property Owner's Approval Form is required to process the application. The form needs to be completed by the property owner and signed in order for the tenant applying to submit and receive the new Rain Barrel.

Application

Submit an application. Selected participants will be notified via email which can take up to 30 days or more of submitting their online application. 

Once an applicant is qualified to receive a rain barrel, they will be notified by email and required to confirm a scheduled pickup day and time with a DWS employee. If the applicant does not pick up the rain barrel at that scheduled time, the rain barrel will be forfeited and given to the next qualified applicant.