Rain Collection Barrels
A rain barrel is a container that collects and stores rain water that drains from your roof and gutters. The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority in partnership with Sustainable Jersey City and the Jersey City Environmental Commission is offering rain barrels for purchase to Jersey City residents at the reasonably discounted price of $25 a barrel. Residents must agree to make a good faith effort to keep the rain barrels for at least 3 years from the date of purchase and must agree to not use collected water for potable use. It is the responsibility of the tenant to get the permission of the property owner to install a rain barrel. Residents agree to provide annual maintenance of the rain barrel and all components.
Rain barrels must be installed with a spigot and hose, overflow tube (directs overflow away from foundation), vector control (mosquito-proof screen under the lid), and a lid to seal the tank. If a mosquito-proof screen is not included in the rain barrel kit, it is your responsibility to install a screen with a minimum 18 x 14 mesh.
Residents can pick up the rain barrels at the JCMUA located at 555 Route 440, Jersey City, NJ 07305 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am to 2 pm. Please bring your completed application along with a check or money order for $25 made out to the JCMUA.