Rain Barrel Sale

Potential Postal Disruption

In the event of a postal disruption at Canada Post that may begin on or after October 22, 2018, we ask that citizens please make alternative arrangements to ensure the timely receipt of their payment to the City.

  • Backflow Prevention Program
  • Sewer Lateral Management Program
  • Protective Plumbing Program (assessment and payment request forms)
  • Lead Line Replacement Loan application forms

All required documentation for the above mentioned programs should be dropped off at the Hamilton Water Storefront located at 330 Wentworth St. North, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Protective Plumbing Program Grant Cheque Information

  • Cheques will be available for pick up at 330 Wentworth St. North, between 8:30 am and 3 pm.
  • Property Owners should call 905-546-2489 to verify that their cheque is available for pick-up before coming to 330 Wentworth.
  • Property Owner will be required to show Identification in order to pick up the grant cheque.

If you have any questions, please free to call 905-546-2489.

The City of Hamilton is pleased to partner with Enviro World for our 2018 One Day Rain Barrel Truckload Sale. Rain barrels are available for $45 and include all necessary accessories for installation.

Pre-orders available online

Visit www.enviroworld.ca/hamilton and pre-order your rain barrel to pick up* at the sale event for $45. Order online with delivery to your home for only $60. Expected delivery within 10 days of order.

*Pick-up option allows you to skip the payment line with your online receipt.


2018 Rain Barrel Sale

Saturday, May 12 at Mohawk College from 8 am to 12 noon.

Cash, debit & credit accepted at event. Credit & Paypal accepted online. Delivery option is $15.00 and must be pre-ordered online and delivered within the City of Hamilton.

Rain barrels measure 34”x 24” and are stackable. Ensure you have an appropriately sized vehicle if you are picking up your barrels.

All barrels include:

  • Leaf and mosquito filter basket
  • Overflow adapter and hose that allows multiple barrels to be connected
  • Spigot assembly

Rain barrel beside a house

Downspout disconnection and rain barrel installation

  1. Ensure the ground beneath the rain barrel is firm and level. You may want to consider using a patio stone as a base. Raising the rain barrel off the ground also improves water flow out of the barrel through the hose.
  2. Cut the downspout 4 to 6 inches above the top of the barrel using a hacksaw and tin snips. Keep the remaining portion of the downspout so it can be reconnected when the rain barrel is winterized. 
  3. Install a short, flexible pipe or a downspout elbow onto the cut downspout to direct water into the opening at the top of the barrel. 
  4. Run the overflow hose into a nearby garden and away from your foundation.