Benefits of a Rain Barrel
In summer, as the temperature rises, you may also notice that your water bill is climbing. Approximately 40% of water use occurs during the summer months. A rain barrel is a good way to decrease the bill and recycle the water that naturally falls from the sky. Set up a water barrel where your gutters run out, collect all the water when it rains, and then put it to good use. A rain barrel can save you 1,300 gallons of water during the course of a year, and that water can be used for activities such as watering the garden or washing the car. It also provides the homeowner an ample supply of "soft water," water that doesn't contain any chlorine, lime, or calcium – perfect for watering yard plants and flowers. A rain barrel can help save the planet, and your wallet, from the hot summer months.