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Rain Barrel Sale for Residents of the City of St. Catharines

Rain Barrel Sale for Residents of the City of St. Catharines

Rain Barrel Sale for Residents of the City of St. Catharines


Rain barrel pre-sale.

The sale is open only to residents of the City of St. Catharines.


Please bring a copy of your order number to the pickup location to verify your purchase. 

You will receive an order confirmation email with this information from Forest City Models and Patterns Ltd. Please check your junk mail if not received in your inbox.

The barrels will be available for pickup on Saturday, June 5th, 2021
Hours: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

     Pickup Location: 
The Pen Centre
221 Glendale Ave, St Catharines, ON  L2T 2K9

*** The Wal-mart parking lot next to Chestnut St W ***

The credit card charge will appear as SP* FCMP OUTDOOR

Orders with billing addresses that are not located in the City of St Catharines will be cancelled.



Why you Should Get a Rain Barrel

  • Reduce water pollution by keeping rain water out of the sewers.
  • Reduce the amount of bacteria, oils, grease and other pollutants from getting into local waterways.
  • In areas with combined sewer overflow systems, the redirection of downspouts into a rain barrel diverts excess water from wastewater treatment plants.
  • Rain barrels are ideal for plants. Rainwater doesn't contain minerals, chlorine and other chemicals so it will help your plants thrive.
  • Reduce peak water demand. Reducing the amount of treated municipal water used outdoors lowers the peak water demand during the summer months.


Rain Barrel Maintenance
After completing the connections on your new rain barrel it is important to have the correct set-up on your property.

  • It is important that the overflow hose located at the bottom of the barrel is faced away from your home to prevent pooling of water at the foundation.
  • Make sure the barrel is on a flat surface for proper use of the rain barrel for watering.
  • If the barrel is exposed to areas of high wind, place a heavy object on the side of the debris screen so that it stays secured.

Winter Storage
Due to our seasonal climate, it is important to store your rain barrel properly over winter. Improper storage could lead to damaged parts due to the harsh winter weather. For best practices follow these steps.

  1. Drain all water from the barrel, flip and let dry.
  2. At minimum keep the barrel flipped downward so water does not accumulate. For best practice, store indoors or cover with a tarp.
  3. Drain and disconnect the hose and store indoors.
  4. Attach a longer downspout piece or use a flexible downspout extension so meltwater is directed away from the foundation once the barrel is removed.
  5. It is also a good idea to clean your rain barrel of debris and buildup before storing for the winter. Bacteria can build causing foul odors and unhealthy water.