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Rain Barrels - Useful information and the lawPhoto of typical rainbarrel

Especially during times of drought, people are looking for ways to conserve water – and save money on their water bills.  One way is by collecting and using rainwater that flows off of your roof.  While rain barrels can’t replace your primary water supply, they can help keep your plants green, divert water away from your house, and lower your household watering costs.  Here is some handy information on the use of rain barrels, one of the most common methods of collecting rainwater:

What are rain barrels?

What are the advantages?

What's the law on rainwater collection?

How does a rain barrel work?

Where can I get one?


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Barbara Anderson