Rain barrels provide an effective method to collect rainwater from your roof during rainfall that can be used whenever you choose. By collecting this free rainwater you are conserving one of our most valuable resources and saving money on your water bill too. Plus your flowers or vegetables receiving it will flourish since rainwater is chemical-free and gentler to their root systems.
Help prevent drought and water shortages.
Many people believe that water is an infinite resource that can be used as we please. However, as drought and overuse of aquifers increase, attention is being focused on ways to minimize our impact on municipal water supplies. Rain barrels should be part of the solution!
Save water and save money too.
Consider for a moment that one inch of rain falling on 1000 square feet of roof can produce over 625 gallons of runoff water. Thus, if you have several barrels linked or separately, you can actually acquire 180 gallons or more of free, precious rainwater each time it rains significantly.
Besides helping the environment, an obvious reason for harvesting rainwater is to save money. Rain barrels will help offset your domestic water needs for purposes such as gardening, landscaping, car washing, and more. When you consider that residential irrigation often accounts for over 60 percent of all domestic water consumed, it’s obvious that rain barrels can help lower water costs and help recharge groundwater naturally.
Start with one barrel, then add more.
We believe that everyone who uses water for outdoor plants during the growing season should have rain barrels. You may wish to start with one barrel, but you will likely keep adding them as you realize the ease and potential of rainwater collection.
You can make a difference!
One person can make a difference, and collectively we can help shift thinking about the need to use water more efficiently. Join us in conserving now so that we will have the water we need for generations to come.