Rain Barrels are a simple, efficient. low-cost method for homeowners to collect and recycle water. Rain barrels are simply large containers that capture rainwater at the end of your downspout, and have a spigot on the front making captured rainwater available.
- It’s estimated that during the hot summer months, the average homeowner uses 40 percent of the household water in the yard. Collecting the mineral-rich, chlorine-free rainwater that falls on your roof supplements your household water use, reducing your demand for tap water and lowering your water bill!
- Using the rain that falls on your property and not allowing it to run off will help recharge the water supply and reduce stress on our creeks and rivers. It also reduces the undesirable impacts of rainwater running off of hard surfaces, allowing fewer pesticides and fertilizers into our rivers and streams and reducing erosion and flooding of streambanks from swiftly flowing water.
- Modern rain barrels are sealed, safe around children and insect resistant.
- A quarter-inch of rain falling on the average home yields over 200 gallons of water.