Rain Barrel
Here is a simple rain barrel installation. I created a foundation with some gravel and pavers. Then modified a plastic barrel with a kit you can buy online. I got the barrel free at a local winery. It was full of syrup flavoring.
Rain Barrel
Here is a simple rain barrel installation. I created a foundation with some gravel and pavers. Then modified a plastic barrel with a kit you can buy online. I got the barrel free at a local winery. It was full of syrup flavoring.

Rain Barrel

Here is something that I think everyone should have.

This rain barrel took me about 2 hours to install and cost only $50 USD. The hard part was building the base and getting around that fence. The next day there was a huge rainstorm and it filled up in about 10 minutes. I could have gotten over 20 barrels of water that day.

Soon, I will be hooking up a soaker hose that goes downhill to my garden — plants love rainwater more than anything. Then all I have to do is open the valve and go have a cup of coffee. The barrel also saves double the money: once for the water going into the house and once for the water going out of the house into the sewer. Keeping stormwater out of the sewers also prevents the neighborhood basements from flooding and keeps all the toxic sludge from getting flushed into the Ohio River and into your drinking water.

I plan on adding another one in the backyard. Thanks to the Sierra Club and their rain barrel workshop.

Please share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
If you enjoyed this story, please make a small donation to help us with our cost and keep Scott caffeinated. Or go a little bigger, to fund a School Visit, the Make-A-Book Project or Book Donations. Thanks to everyone that has helped us make dreams come true for the past 20 years!

More stories like this

Natural gas stove burning blue.

How much oxygen is consumed by fossil fuels per year?

Oxygen depletion compared to carbon dioxide emissions. Author’s note: This isn’t one for my usual audience. It’s super heavy on the science. If you want to know the answer to how much oxygen is consumed by fossil fuels and three reasons why oxygen depletion may be the bigger problem, just skip to the bottom. (One

PWM-teacher-student-releasing-monarch

Help Save the Butterflies

And make the world a more beautiful place Monarch Resources The #1 site for everything about monarch butterflies: monarchwatch.org including how to track the butterflies. How to plant a butterfly garden or waystation. How to fix a butterfly’s broken wings Monarch Migration Google Earth Tour Educator resources by grade. Cincinnati Resources Cincinnati Butterfly Show Cincinnati

>

You must be enjoying our site!

Join our quarterly newsletter
to get news, premium content and discounts.

Join now and get 25% off your first order.