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Rainwater Recycle Barrels
Embrace nature's solution to our emerging water shortage, and explore all the opportunities that fresh, soft chemical free water offers.
The rain barrel is an invention that has been used for centuries, but in recent years their relevance has become more pronounced. High water bills, global warming and water restrictions have all made the rain barrel more than a gardening tool for those with a green thumb. Because residential irrigation can account for up to 40% of domestic water consumption, water conservation measures such as rain barrels can be used to reduce the demand on the municipal water system or your homes personal well. During a storm, even a light one, it doesn’t take much time for a rain barrel to fill with enough water for your lawn and plants to thrive.
We believe the key to conserving and protecting the world's natural resources is research and education. We make it one of our goals to provide as much research, tools and awareness as possible to help conserve our precious resources.
All of the barrels we use are recycled food grade barrels we purchase before they are disposed of into landfills. It is a WIN – WIN situation all the way around. Please help our environment by not only saving water, but by keeping these barrels out of landfills.
Benefits of a rain barrel
Quality of rainwater
Rain barrel water should be used for watering plants only. Water is not for human consumption.
Rainwater barrels are not to be used in freezing temportures. We cannot guarantee that the faucet will not freeze and crack.
Gravity flows down hill and if the barrel is placed higher the water will drain out faster. Raising the barrel also permits easier attachment of a hose to the faucet and placement of a bucket.
In an average rain, the barrel will fill very quickly. The overflow allows a standard garden hose to be connected to the barrel to assist in draining the excess water away from the foundation of your property. You can also use the overflow to attach one barrel to flow into a second barrel.
Yes, see the connector that we sell that will enable you to connect two barrels to one another.
How much water can I save?
When rainwater is directed into a rain barrel even 1/10 inch of rain can collect up to 63 gallons of water (off of an average 1000 sq. ft roof)
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