What is a rain barrel?
A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from your rooftop which you later
can use to water your lawn or garden, or to wash your car.
Rain barrels should be used in conjunction with other water
management practices, such as rain gardens, green roofs,
stormwater trees and porous pavement.
But using a rain barrel is a great first step to better water quality.
Why should I use rain barrels?
Rain barrels help slow down rain runoff so it can drain naturally into the ground.
This helps us keep excess water out of sewer systems and keeps rain runoff from
collecting pollutants on its trip to nearby waterways.
Collected rainwater is better for plants because it's not chlorinated although
it is mildly acidic, which helps plants take up important minerals from the soil.
- They can provide water during dry weather, or you can set them to slowly
release the water over a 1- 2 day period when the rains have subsided.
The slower release of rain will allow the water to seep into the soil and
be used by plants
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