Rain Barrels

Residential Rain Barrel Program

In 2013, Groveport received a grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, administered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The grant funded the implementation of a City-wide residential rain barrel program, and the installation of three municipal rain gardens used for the residential rain garden program. These programs were conducted in conjunction with our partners at the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District.  Since that time, the City has continued to offer rain barrels to Groveport residents, at a reduced cost of $50 each.  To receive an application for a rain barrel, or for more information, contact Kris Collins with the Engineering Department at (614) 836-5301.

Rain Barrel Presentation

Why Use a Rain Barrel?

Stormwater management is a major concern for communities, including Groveport. Everything that goes into Groveport's storm sewers eventually ends up in Big Walnut, Walnut or Blacklick Creek. Retaining stormwater on-site for reuse through diversion of rainwater to rain barrels is a great way to reduce stormwater pollution in the City and conserve water. Rain gardens can have lasting effects on stormwater quality by retaining stormwater on-site while showcasing a beautiful landscape project.  

Purchasing a Rain Barrel

Residents interested in obtaining a rain barrel may purchase them at a cost of $50 each. Rain barrels are limited to one per household and available to Groveport residents only. Each rain barrel comes with all the instructions and fittings for complete installation. The rain barrels can be purchased at the Groveport Municipal Building, 655 Blacklick Street, Groveport, Ohio.  The application below can be downloaded and must be turned in when purchasing your rain barrel.

Rain Barrel Application

Reporting Stormwater Violations

Remember, you are the eyes and ears of the City's stormwater program. If you observe a stormwater violation you would like to report to the City, please contact us at 614-830-2067. Stormwater violations include, but are not limited to, sediment running off of construction sites, spills and dumping of chemicals, fuels or any other non-stormwater materials, including trash, into the storm sewers.