One way to conserve water and reduce pollution is to use a
rain barrel. Rain water collected from your roof can
be used to water lawns, gardens, and indoor plants.
As part of National Drinking Water Week, PWD partners
directly with the manufacturer to offer discounted rain
barrels at $60. This is more than 50% off the retail price of
barrels provide an effective way to capture rain water from your
roof and store it for later use. Water collected by rain
barrels can be used to water lawns, gardens, and indoor plants.
This water would otherwise run off your roof or through
downspouts and become storm water, picking up pollutants on its
way to a storm drain, stream, or lake. Hereís a way to conserve
water and reduce polluted storm water runoff.
- Reused - 55 gallon recycled food grade barrel
- Easy to install and use
- Fully screened intake port keeps
mosquitoes, insects, and debris out.
- Removable lid provides easy access for
cleaning or filling watering cans.
- Overflow connector and tubing allows
water to be directed away from foundations or to join
- Solid brass threaded spigot can be
connected to a regular hose or soaker hose.
- Great storage place for hoses in the off season
The beauty of rain barrels is that they can be used with or
without gutters. If you have gutters, place the rain barrel
beneath the downspout so the water flows onto the screen on
top of the barrel. If you donít have gutters, simply find a
location where water concentrates from your roof and place
the rain barrels where it will capture this steady stream of
water during rain storms. Remember to elevate your rain
barrel by placing it on cinder blocks or a sturdy frame.
Raising the barrel allows it to drain properly, and lets you
fit a watering can underneath the spout or attach to a hose.