Rainwater Harvesting

The ancient practice of collecting and storing rainwater is growing in popularity because it helps conserve water by reducing the demand on our potable water supply, conserves existing water resources, diverts water from municipal storm drain systems and protects the ocean from storm run-off pollution. The rain water collected is ideal for plants and vegetable gardens. Many may question the use of rain barrels in our coastal desert climate. However, if you flip that argument, it makes even more sense to collect as much rainwater as possible just because water is such a scarce resourc. For every inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot roof, 600 gallons of water can be collected.

Benefits of rain water harvesting:

A rain barrel in a beautiful low water use garden


Interconnected rainbarrels



Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Public Works Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5431
Fax: (714) 374-1573
Staff Directory

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