Have you ever watched a river of rain water run down your driveway into the storm sewer? Did you know you can easily install a rain barrel and utilize that water for your lawn and garden?
For more information (PDF) about how a rain barrel can be put to use at your home.
RESTRICTIONS ON RAIN BARREL USE
• Water collected from rain barrels is not suitable for human or pet consumption.
• Due to lack of research data, water collected in a rain barrel is not recommended for watering fruit or vegetable gardens.
• The water flow (and pressure) will be less than from your outdoor spigot, making sprinklers ineffective. Plan to use soaker hoses, handheld spray nozzles and/or watering cans. Elevating your rain barrel on a sturdy platform will increase the flow.