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– “If You Don’t Have a Rain Barrel, You’re Losing Water and Money”
“The U.S. EPA says rain barrels can save most homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer, so using a rain barrel to get water for free is pretty much a no-brainer. Plus, capturing rain water from your gutters rather than letting it flow aimlessly onto your property or into storm drains significantly reduces the impact of runoff into streams. A rain barrel is an easy way to get clean, fresh water to use outdoors for free,” by Diane MacEachern, Care2.
– “How to Create a Rain Barrel”
“Even though rain barrels are pretty much all the same concept, each one tends to be put together in its own way. This is my rain barrel. There are many others like it, but this one is mine,” from Crafting a Green World.