A rain barrel is used to collect rainwater from rooftops. Water harvested in a rain barrel can be used to water yards and gardens. Rain barrels are fairly easy to construct and easy to maintain. They are a great conservation tool that can be used to help in eliminating stormwater runoff. Click here for instructions on how to construct a rain barrel. Click here for a video with instructions on constructing and installing a rain barrel.
A rain barrel is installed under a downspout to harvest rainwater from the gutter. A hose is attached to the faucet at the bottom of the rain barrel. This water can be used as an easy and economical form of irrigation.
Save money on your water bill!
Reduce the use of treated water for irrigation!
Lower peak demands on publilc water systems!
Reduce stormwater runoff volume and velocity!