Friday, December 11, 2015

Catching Rain

Catching and storing rainwater in your yards can help reduce flooding and stress on the sewer / storm water system infrastructure, keeping pollutants out of our rivers and streams. Estimates indicate that a quarter-inch of rain falling on an average home yields over 200 gallons of water. Rain barrels are simply large containers that capture stormwater from your roof that would otherwise be lost as runoff. Modern rain barrels are sealed, safe around children and insect resistant – they can even be painted or decorated to your liking. You can divert water from your downspout to fill your rain barrel and a hose spigot on the front makes the water easy to access and use.