Rain Barrel Workshop – Sat July 30 @ 11am Haycock Township

Rain Barrel Workshop.  Come Sat July 30 @ 11am to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 837 Old Bethlehem Road, Haycock Township; (across from the Haycock Fire Station) Quakertown PA 18951.  We will not be providing rain barrels, but we will show you how to make and install one, or install a commercially made rain barrel.  We would also be happy to help you install one at your residence on Sat afternoon that you’ve purchased before Sat afternoon from a local vender  (see the rain barrel options below that can be obtained locally).

We (myself – Julie and 2 of my Rutgers U student’s Joseph Todd and Paul Redpath-Perez)  plan to also discuss the benefits of organic community gardening, composting and rain water catchment systems (rain barrels).

Any questions? Contact me (julie) 610 847-2411.  Leave a message with your phone number if no one picks up, or by email goingreenpa@yahoo.com

Commercial Rain Barrels

I have researched the costs and types of commercial rain barrels that can be obtained locally.  There are also lots to be found on line…  If you want one of the models from Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply (Qtown, Rt 309), or Neighbors in Hellertown, feel free to pick up and bring to your house.  If you are interested in the models from Neighbors, tell them you are affiliated with the Haycock Wildlife group to get the discount (speak to Glenn – (610) 838-7000).   I will be installing the 2 models from Neighbors.  I was impressed by the looks of them and the quality – both the Cascada and Madison model have a 20 year warranty and can withstand cold.

Rain Barrels

Lowes Qtown  – $69.98 50 gallon, Suncast Lowes item # 304422, model RB502PK –  4 in stock

Suncast 50-Gallon Rain Barrel

Suncast  50-Gallon Rain Barrel

Item #: 304422 |  Model #:RB502PK, $69.98  50-Gallon Rain Barrel

  • Latched lid is child and pet proof
  • Includes drain hose for water usage and shut off valve for hose hook-up
  • Overflow hose doubles as a connector hose
  • Debris filter keeps leaves and yard waste out of water
  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Info & Guides
  • Reviews
  • Q&A

Home Depot Souderton – $99, 57 gallon Fiskers Model # 50000018 – 3 in stock

Fiskars Tuscany 57-Gallon Rainwater Harvesting System

Model # 5997000018; Internet # 100663335; $99.98 /EA-Each

The Fiskars Tuscany 57-Gallon Rainwater Harvesting System helps collect, store and dispense rainwater from your roof in style. This rainwater harvesting system includes a diverter kit and spigot.

  • System helps collect, store and dispense rainwater from your roof
  • Rotational molded LLDPE construction
  • Decorative, barrel with a spice granite color can be nested
  • Threaded spigot connects to garden hoses (hoses not included)
  • Holds 57 gallons
  • Includes diverter kit and spigot
  • Eco Options : Eco Options
  • MFG Brand Name : Fiskars
  • MFG Model # : 5997000018
  • MFG Part # : 59977000018

– $$149, 85 gallon Emsco Group Model 2264-1 (UPC072358022652) – 3 in stock

85 gal. Stoneware Urn with Rainwater Collection System
 Tractor Supply (Qtown) – $99.99, 50 gallon Garden Works – Rain Wizard – 4 in stock

Rain Wizard 50 Oak Faux Whiskey Rain Barrel, 50 gal.

Rain Wizard 50 Oak Faux Whiskey Rain Barrel, 50 gal.

  Technical Specifications

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Collect fresh, chemical-free, rain water for use on your plants, lawn, and garden, with the Rain Wizard 50 Oak Faux Whisky Rain Barrel. The flat back design allows you to set it flush against exterior walls. The anti-debris screen keeps out pests and is safe to the touch. A rugged brass spigot is included to accent the barrel with charm and class.

  • Includes 1 rain barrel, 1 brass spigot, 1 roll sealing plumbers tape and 1 instruction sheet
  • Plastic screen mesh is newly designed to keep out bugs, animals, and debris
  • Front side overflow keeps water from flooding against your outside wall
  • Flat-back design allows barrel to sit right up against your home
  • 22 in. w x 23 in. L x 31 in. H
  • Made of 100% recycled resin
  • 1 year limited warranty


SKU Number: 6853532
Manufacturers Number: RAIN WIZARD 50
Rain Barrel | Brand : Rain Wizard | Width : 22 in. | Total Length : 23 in. | Height : 31 in. | Material : PE | Warranty : 1-Year Limited

Neighbors Lawn and Garden (Hellertown) – I have arranged with the owner Glenn Panick (610) 838-7000 of Neighbors, Lawn & Garden, 38 S. Main St., Hellertown for discounted prices (shown below)(tell him you are part of the Haycock  Wildlife Habitat group).  

Madison Rain Barrel – $129.99

A flat, yet elegant 49 gallon (185 L) rain barrel that fits up against any home!  20 yr warrenty on the barrel.

The Madison rain barrel can also be upgraded to the Madison fountain with our fountain upgrade kit!

[ Read more about rain barrels ]


  • Planter
  • Corrision-Proof Screen Guard
  • Hook for Hanging Garden Hose
  • 4′ garden hose with shut-off nozzle
  • Adaptor to support standard garden hose

Cascata Rain Barrel – $185.99

Item #: 81001 (terracotta),Cascata Rain Barrels combine the timeless aesthetic elegance of ceramics with the enduring longevity of modern plastics. The Cascata is made of a roto molded plastic that is able to withstand extreme temperature and will not chip, crack, or fade.  20 yr warranty!!!

65 gallon rainsaver container with a screen guard and unique easily removable crown planter on the top – double walled for extra strength and durability.


  • Crown Planter
  • Corrosion Proof Screen Guard
  • Spigot
  • Dual Overflow Outlets
  • Connector with shut-off
  • Hook for hanging Garden Hose
  • 6′ Garden Hose with Shut-off Nozzle

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