City of Palo Alto Rain Barrel Program

Rain Barrel Sale 

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Please add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you once a new sale is scheduled.

For a limited time purchase your Classic Black 50-gallon Ivy Rain Barrel

at a discounted price. 

 Limit of 5 per customer.

During this pilot, applications to the City of Palo Alto Stormwater Rebate Program will be accepted 14 days from the date of purchase. Click here for rebate details, requirements, and maximum rebate limits. Rain barrels and rebates are for City of Palo Alto residents and businesses only.

All Sales Final

$80  (pre-tax) before rebate

$10 after qualifying rebate application

Remember to apply for your rebate within 14 days of your purchase.


Deadline for online ordering is extended until sold out.


Saturday, December 4, 2021

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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City of Palo Alto Municipal Services Center

3201 E Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303



How do I purchase?  BEFORE purchasing your rain barrel below, please review and sign this waiver.

Then, click the Buy Now button below, choose the number of rain barrels you would like to purchase and then pay securely by credit card. Barrels are limited to 5 per person.

Frequently asked questions
How do I place my order? Select your price and click the "Buy Now" button below -  on the next page add the number of items you would like. You can click the back button to add or change your order and then pay by credit card.

What if I can not pick up my item(s)?  We CAN NOT hold your barrel for a later pick up. You can have a friend or neighbor pick up for you as long as they have your name, receipt and/or order #.

Will the rain barrel fit in my car? Yes, the rain barrels easily fit in the back seat of a 4 door sedan or hatch back. The Ivys nest so 2 to 3 can fit in the back seat! Please note that each rain barrel weighs 16 pounds when empty 

How do I set up my rain barrel? You can click the icon below to watch our videos of rain barrel assembly and installation.   

Please note you will pick up your items at the event listed above. They will NOT be shipped to you.  When placing your order you only need to fill in a Billing Address that matches your credit card billing statement. Please save your confirmation email and bring it to the pick up event. 


Before purchasing your rain barrel, please make sure to follow these steps:

  1. Review and sign the liability waiver by Nov. 14, 2021.
  2. Purchase your rain barrel(s) by Nov. 14, 2021 by clicking the BUY NOW button below.
  3. Apply for the rain barrel rebate within 14 days of your barrel purchase through Valley Water’s Landscape Rebate Program online application. If you don't already have an account, you will need to create one to start the rebate application process.
  4. Receive your "Notice to Proceed" from Valley Water before installing your barrel(s).
  5. Pick up your rain barrel(s) at the distribution event on Dec. 4, 2021, at the City of Palo Alto Municipal Services Center locations at 3201 E Bayshore Rd.
  6. Install your rain barrels and submit final documentation (including photos and receipt) for your rebate within 90 days of your Notice to Proceed date from Valley Water.
  7. Receive your rebate within 6-8 weeks of final approval.


If there is no BUY NOW blue button you can add your name to the waitlist and be notified once a new sale is scheduled. 

Normal Retail Price $139.00

The Ivy rain barrel comes with everything you need to assemble, collect, and use rainwater. Barrels can easily be daisy chained with no added cost. All components included, even a 6’ long overflow hose!

  Daisy chain 2 or more.  Easy to get home.

This product is currently unavailable. Please contact us for more information.

Ivy provides a new era of design innovation at an economical price. All parts are included for simple installation.

  • Made in the USA using 100% recycled materials!
  • 50-gallon capacity – perfect for homeowners
  • Locking child-proof lid, stable when full, mosquito resistant
  • Two overflow ports and screened inlet (best in class!)
  • 3/4" ball valve connects to garden hose
  • Gravity fed—no pumps required
  • Easily transport up to three Ivy barrels in a mid-size sedan
  • Dimensions 42.5"H x 22"D
  • Link multiple Ivy Rain Barrels using the existing overflow hose.
  • Installation instructions
  • Maintenance will be needed
  • 2 Year warranty

Top Four Reasons to Harvest Rainwater

    • Protect our rivers and streams from runoff pollution
    • Use rainwater to grow healthy and lush plants
    • Supplement your water supply
    • Rainwater is a free resource that's easy to harvest and use!

Ivy's Best In Class Features



100% recycled. Dark in color to prevent algae growth.
Overflow and Locking Lid

Overflow and Locking Lid

Large overflow hose included to divert excess water. Ivy comes with two ports to easily link two or more.
Screened Inlet

Screened Inlet

Filters debris and protects against mosquito breeding. Ring pops out for cleaning screen.
Lower Port

Lower Port

3/4" HDPE ball valve easily connects to garden hose. Fully drains to prevent stagnate water.
Link Two

Link Two

Use existing overflow hose to connect two or more barrels.

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