Soaking up the Rain

Rain barrels collect water typically from the roof through the gutters and is stored until it’s used later on. Directing the runoff from your roof into rain barrels helps reduce the amount of water that flows from your property. Rain barrels have many benefits for you and the environment!

1. SAVES MONEY

The best benefit of rain barrels is that they will save you money! Rain barrels are a free supply of water for you; you can use it over and over again with no extra cost. It is perfect for those hot summer months where you use water the most.

2. healthy choice for plants

Stored rainwater is the healthiest choice for your plants. City water contains chemicals that can build up in the soil and hard your plants. Chemical free rainwater is the best choice for your garden, lawn and plants!

3. PROVIDES WATER DURING DROUGHTS

Rain barrels are a great way to do your part during a drought. The peak temperatures during the summer can be brutal on your garden and lawn, and having water already stored up is always useful. The water can also be used for houseplants, washing your car or patio furniture and other household chores.

4. REDUCES RAINWATER RUNOFF

Reducing rainwater runoff is often a benefit of rain barrels that is overlooked. The water flowing from your property can be a huge problem that pollutes our waterways with fertilizers, pesticides, and other contaminants.

5. IMPROVES LOCAL WATER QUALITY

Collecting and using rainwater helps keep our water clean by keeping dirt, pesticides, fertilizers, litter and yard debris out of our local rivers and lakes. Improving the water quality keeps our water fishable, drinkable and swimmable!

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