How do I get a rain barrel?

Athens-Clarke County Stormwater offers free rain barrel workshops for the public every fall and spring. To make sure you never miss a workshop, sign up for the Stormwater Education calendar or newsflash. We always post upcoming workshops on the calendar and in our monthly newsletter. If you have any questions or would like to make a container donation, contact us at

If you cannot wait for one of our workshops, check out this list of rain barrel retailers in Athens. You can also bid on a one-of-a-kind painted rain barrel at Roll Out the Barrels, an annual event that raises funds for the ACC Green School Program.

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1. What is stormwater and why does it need to be managed?
2. Why do I have to pay a stormwater utility fee?
3. What services are funded by money collected from the stormwater utility fee?
4. Who pays the fee?
5. How is the stormwater utility fee different from a tax?
6. Why isn't the stormwater utility fee just included on my monthly water bill?
7. I think my bill may be calculated too high, what should I do?
8. Do other cities have stormwater user fees?
9. Is gravel considered impervious surface?
10. What happens to my stormwater utility bill when I am no longer the property owner?
11. How can I apply for a utility fee credit?
12. Can I reduce my fee by controlling the runoff from my property?
13. My property has terrible drainage problems. Will the utility fee pay for drainage improvements on my property?
14. I saw someone dump something into a stormdrain. Who do I call?
15. How do I get a rain barrel?