Great American Rain Barrel

Get a Rain Barrel or Two With This Discount from the City of Newton

Newton residents can purchase rain barrels at the discounted price of $70-79 through the Great American Rain Barrel Company. You must order by Thursday, June 10 and pick up on Tuesday, June 22 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Newton DPW Utilities Building (60 Elliot St Newton Highlands).

  • Lower your water bill.
  • Easy to install.
  • Attached screen filters water to keep mosquitos out.
  • Several barrels can be linked together.
  • Different colors are available.
  • Durable and will last for years.


The rain barrels are a byproduct of the company’s primary business, food importing. The barrels are shipping drums used to bring specialty food from Mediterranean countries. The shipping drums are made in European countries. Once they are shipped to the plant, in Hyde Park, MA, they are emptied and repurposed into The Great American Rain Barrel.

Learn about how rain barrels can benefit your garden, see instruction videos, and find answers for frequently asked questions at Great American Rain Barrel website.