The Engineering Department offers rain barrels to the local community for a cost of $64 per barrel.
Three options to order a rain barrel:
- Complete an online Rain Barrel Order Form
- Stop by 260 B Town Hall Drive
- Call 919-463-6181
Benefits of a Rain Barrel
- Provide oxygenated, un-chlorinated water ideal for plants
- Divert water from municipal storm drain systems
- Conserve a vital natural resource
- Protects our rivers and streams from runoff pollution
- Save money by reducing their water bills
- Collected rainwater is not subject to outdoor watering restrictions
Rain Barrel Specifications
- 100% recycled plastic, is 100% recyclable, Made in the USA!
- Dimensions: 42.5" tall with 22.5" top diameter, 18" bottom diameter
- 50 gallon capacity
- All parts included: 3/4" valve for garden hose attachment & 1 over flow hose
- 2 overflow ports, with linking capacity
- Locking lid with metal screen at the top to prevent mosquitos from accessing water
- Black opaque HDPE material
- Meets EPA safety standards
If you have any questions on installation of your rain barrel you can visit Rain Water Solutions.
All sales are final.
Storm Drain Marking
The Engineering Department has a volunteer opportunity to help educate their community about the importance of pollution prevention with our storm drain marking. Many residents are not aware that stormwater runoff which enters the storm drains is not treated. The runoff flows directly into our creeks, rivers and lakes. This program allows volunteers to adhere watershed specific markers on storm drains to remind all of us that stormwater runoff can wash pesticides, fertilizers, pet waste, litter, oil and other automobile fluids, sediment and household chemicals into our valuable creeks, rivers and lakes.
The Engineering Department will provide you and/or your group with all storm drain marking supplies, safety equipment and instructions.
If you and/or your group are interested in volunteering in this program, please complete the Storm Drain Marking form and call Stormwater staff at 919-463-6172 or email staff to schedule your storm drain marking event.
Pet Waste Outreach Program
To assist with meeting the objectives of the public education and outreach requirements the Town is a member of the Clean Water Education Partnership (CWEP), which runs radio and television campaigns, provides printed brochures, and maintains a website to communicate water quality and environmental information to residents within the Tar-Pamlico, Neuse, and Cape Fear River Basins. Morrisville is located in both the Neuse and Cape Fear River Basins. Additionally, the Town distributes stormwater materials provided by CWEP, Wake County, NCDEQ, and the EPA, to residents and businesses. Materials are also displayed in the lobby of Town Hall.
- Riparian Buffer Brochure
- Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)
- Swimming Pool Discharge Info
- Mobile Car Wash
- Build a Backyard Rain Garden
- Build a Backyard Rain Garden App
- Restaurant Water Pollution Prevention
- 2016 Stormwater Utility Fee FAQ
- Pet Waste Education Poster