The Rain Barrel is making its return to environmentally-aware homes and gardens. The barrels collect run-off from roofs and repurpose it for watering gardens. The gathered water saves money by not requiring the use of “metered” water for plants, and it prevents the run-off from entering the water-treatment system – requiring expensive processing. The barrels can be a little pricey to purchase (though well worth the expense), but are relatively easy to make–some of the local agencies and garden centers may even be having classes on the construction.
Everything Old is New Again!
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