We currently have one rain barrel (not the model pictured) that we purchased a few years ago. Until now, I hadn't reinstalled it since we recently moved. I'm currently installing it on the eavestrough downspout at the back corner of my garage.
After that, I plan to install additional rainbarrels on the other downspots and eventually capture rain runoff from the entire house and garage roofs.
Benefits of rainwater collection:
- Saves water- Reduces your water bill and reduces the treatment and pumping volume at your local water utility, saving energy and resources. On average, about 40% of municipal water usage is for watering lawns and gardens!
- Reduces stormwater runoff into drainage systems.
- Great for your plants - Natural, untreated water!
Think Green and Live Green!