Stormwater Management
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Storm Water Best Management Practices (BMPs) reduce and prevent runoff from entering our streams.

The City of Des Moines offers rebates to property owners who install qualifying BMP’s.

Rain barrels are a qualifying BMP and offer a simple and inexpensive way to reduce water bills and storm water runoff on your property.

The Rain Barrel giveaway is an opportunity to start a BMP on your property for free!

Enter in person at the Science Center of Iowa or your nearest Des Moines Public Library branch or complete our online form

The winning participants will be contacted via the information provided.

Entries accepted from June 27th to August 10th.

Facts and Links

The average rooftop will generate around 470 gallons of runoff during just a 0.5” rain event. If every drop off your roof was captured, that rain event would fill this barrel more than 8 times!

Water collected in rain barrels can be used for watering needs like (lawns, Indoor plants, gardens) and  washing  vehicles.



Rain Barrel Giveaway Rules
Rain Barrel Giveaway Entry Form