Rain Barrel Program 2024

The Rain Barrel Program is a collaboration between Lafayette Utilities System and Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Environmental Quality Division. Rain barrels promote outdoor water conservation and sustainable stormwater management of the Bayou Vermilion Watershed.  Residents of the City of Lafayette or unincorporated regions of Lafayette Parish have the opportunity to buy one barrel at a reduced, subsidized price during our promotional period.

2024 Program Details

Rain barrels are on sale now until April 15th or until sold out, with options for black or terra cotta. Eligible participants can purchase their first rain barrel for only $50.00 (group rate of $65.00 less the LUS/LCG subsidy of $15.00). Any additional barrels purchased will be sold at the group rate of $65.00.

Ordering is easy! You can click here to get started. On the Community page, choose Louisiana and Lafayette from the drop-down menus, and you are ready to order!

Distribution day is Saturday, May 4, 2024 with pickup from 8:30am until noon at the Dean Domingues Compost Facility located at 400 Dugas Rd, Lafayette LA 70507.


The Great American Rain Barrels are recycled food-grade barrels with:
• Removable Screw-Top with a drilled hole in the center for the rain to enter.
• Mesh Screen to keep out debris and mosquitoes.
• Overflow Valve to redirect overflow water or attach barrels for greater water collection.
• Spigot for access and control of the rainwater.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Program Eligibility?

There are a limited supply of rain barrels available.
In order to receive a discount, the following criteria must be met:

• Resident of the City of Lafayette or within the unincorporated area of Lafayette Parish

• One discount per household allowed

What is a Rain Barrel?

A rain barrel is a container used to collect and store rainwater from rooftops at either the downspout or the lowest pitch area of a roof. The water can be used later on your lawn, garden, or for other outdoor purposes.

Why use Rain Barrels?

• Saves money on water bills
Rain barrels can reduce your outdoor water use by using rainwater rather than tap water lowering your water consumption.

• Improves water quality of the Bayou Vermilion
Rain barrels reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and surface water pollutants that enter our watershed.

• Provides optimal water for plants
Rainwater is naturally soft water and devoid of chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water.

Is a Rain Barrel Right for Me?

A rain barrel can be a wonderful addition to your yard and a useful tool for your outdoor watering needs. A rain barrel is right for you if:

• You use a garden hose, soaker hose or watering can for your outdoor watering needs.

• You water at least once a week.

• The rain barrel can be placed in a location that slopes away from your house and neighboring properties.

• The area surrounding the rain barrel is a previous surface to soak up overflow water.

How do I Order?

Orders and payments are accepted with a debit or credit card.
Before any purchase will be accepted, the LUS/LCG terms and conditions must be agreed upon. Click here to print and view the LUS/LCG disclaimer.

You can order your rain barrel by clicking here and choosing Louisiana and Lafayette in the drop-down menu for your community.

Where do I pick up my Rain Barrel?

2024 Pickup day and time – May 4, 2024 from 8:30 am to 12 pm

The Dean Domingues Compost Facility
400 Dugas Road (off of N. University between Pont De Mouton and Gloria Switch Road)
Lafayette, LA 70507

If you are unable to pick up your rain barrel during these times, please send an email request to rainbarrel@lus.org to schedule another pickup time.

What size and material are the rain barrels?

Capacity: 55 gallons
Diameter: Approx: 24 inches
Height: Approx: 39 inches
Material: Repurposed Polyethylene (plastic based)
Color: Terra cotta or black

Are there any rain barrel accessories?


Call 337-291-8194 or e-mail: rainbarrel@lus.org