Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Rain Barrel Program

The City of Aurora, in cooperation with the Conservation Foundation, offers rain barrels at reduced rates for residents of Aurora. Rain barrels conserve water by collecting runoff from your roof downspout and storing it for later use in your garden or lawn.
In addition to saving money on your water bill, a rain barrel helps bring awareness to water conservation efforts and it’s great for your garden, too. Runoff water is often softer than tap water because it has not collected sediment from the ground or been chemically treated, making it a great choice for delicate plants.

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How To Order

Rain barrels are available in four colors: black, gray, blue or terra cotta. And at just $60 plus tax – about 40 percent less than online retail prices – rain barrels are a great deal for you and the environment. For more information or to place an order for pick up or home delivery, visit The Conservation Foundation’s rain barrel ordering website at

Learn More

Stop by the Stover Visitors Center at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, to see the working rain barrel display and get more information. 

For more information call the City of Aurora, Public Works Division, Engineering at (630) 256-3200.