Show your love for the lagoon by installing a rain barrel!
Why Rain Barrels?
The average rainfall in Brevard County is 54 inches per year, that's 16 inches above the national average! Due to impervious surfaces, most of this rain becomes stormwater runoff that empties into storm drains and flows into ponds, canals or the Indian River Lagoon.
Did you know that a 40 foott by 80 foot roof will produce over 100,000 gallons of runoff per year? By installing a rain barrel or system of rain barrels, you can capture water from your roof and use it to water the lawn and garden or even fill a bird bath.
Example: The average rainfall in the month of April is 2.1 inches. A 40 foot by 80 foot roof will produce 4,189 gallons of runoff, that's 76 55-gallon rain barrels worth of water!
Wondering if a rain barrel is the right choice for you? Watch the recording of the Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop hosted by the Marine Resources Council and the City of Cocoa Beach Sustainability Committee to learn more about installing rain barrels and their positive impacts!