Rain Can Be A Barrel of Fun - Grab It While You Can
August 01, 2011
ADVANTAGES OF USING A RAIN BARREL
A rain barrel is a large container that collects and stores rain water for when you need it the most- during periods of drought! The rain barrel is usually connected by a down spout from your home’s gutter system. It provides an ample supply of free “soft water”, containing no chlorine, lime or calcium making it perfect for gardens, flower pots, car and window washing. It is a great way to divert water from storm drains and decrease the impact of runoff, but best of all it can cut down on your water bill and it’s FREE!!!
Rain barrels not only store water, they help decrease demand during the sweltering summer months. Watering your lawn & garden, makes up nearly 40% of total household water use during the peak summer months. A rain barrel will save most homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. A ¼ inch of rainfall runoff from the average roof will completely fill a typical barrel. Saving water not only helps protect the environment, but it saves you money and energy!