Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It's a great way to conserve water and it's free water for use in your landscape. You can order a rain barrel here
Benefits of having a Rain Barrel
1. REDUCES RAINWATER RUNOFF
One important benefits of rain barrels is that they reduce the amount of runoff from our roofs.
Runoff is a huge problem in urban and suburban areas, polluting our waterways with fertilizers, pesticides, and other contaminants.
2. IMPROVES LOCAL WATER QUALITY
Keeping dirt, pesticides, fertilizers, and yard debris out of our local rivers and streams also improves the local water quality.
Polluted runoff from storm drains enters natural waterways, and causes a lot of downstream damage.
3. PREVENTS SOIL EROSION
Slowing down the flow of gutter runoff also helps to reduce soil erosion. Erosion can damage your foundation, as well as remove the nutrient-rich topsoil from your garden. Collecting runoff from the roof preserves that topsoil for your plants, and prevents further damage to your landscaping.
4. HEALTHIER FOR YOUR PLANTS
Not only do rain barrels benefit the environment, they’re great for your plants too. Rainwater is the best choice for potted plants, and it’s so much better than municipal water! Municipal water contains chlorine and other chemicals that can build up in the soil, and harm sensitive potted plants.
5. PROVIDES WATER DURING DROUGHTS
With peak summer temperatures ever-climbing, having water on hand when you need it is always useful for your garden, especially during the driest part of the year.