The free barrels distributed to residents registered for the pilot program will collect rainwater, which has been scarce during one of California's most severe droughts on record.
A brief break in California's dry spell did little to improve drought conditions.
State officials will release data showing how much water Californians are using as they face calls to conserve in the third year of a drought.
You could say brown is the new green in Southern California.
California's drought is now changing one of San Diego's major tourism components: Golf. NBC 7's Steven Luke explains how on Oct. 31, 2014.
California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.