West Basin Brings Back Rain Barrel Giveaways with 2018 Event Series by DeAnne Blackmon Dec 19, 2017 Member Submitted News West Basin Municipal Water District is kicking off 2018 by giving away 2,000 rain barrels to District residents in a series of five events beginning in January. The program has helped the District to conserve more than 167 billion gallons of water through the distribution of over 300,000 water-saving devices. The collection of rainwater in the 55 gallon barrels can be used for landscaping and other outdoor purposes. The series will kick off on January 20th in Culver City at West Los Angeles College. The remaining event dates are scheduled for: Feb. 10 in Carson; March 18 in Lawndale; April 7 in Manhattan Beach; and May 19 in Inglewood. For the full list of event dates, times, locations, eligibility guidelines, and RSVP information, please visit www.westbasin.org/rainbarrels.