Rain Barrels: Designs, Base Prices, and Benefits

SAR Rain Barrels

Benefits

Helping you:

  • Collecting rainwater can save you about 1,300 gallons of water during peak months. That means you save money, because you use less water and energy. Watering plants and lawns accounts for 40% of most households’ summer water use, too, so the savings can be huge!
  • Rainwater is better for plants and gardens. Because it’s a “soft” water, it’s ideal for watering, as well as for washing cars and windows.
  • Rain catchment systems can also divert water away from building foundations to more desirable locations.

(Source: Environmental Assessment & Innovation Division. “What Is a Rain Barrel?” EPA.gov. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Aug. 2009. Web. 14 Aug. 2013.)

Helping the planet:

  • Rainwater harvesting diverts runoff from storm drain systems, reducing pollution and decreasing the velocity at which water from those systems enters lakes, rivers, and streams.
  • By reducing runoff, rain catchment systems also reduce erosion and flooding in local waterways.
  • Harvesting rainwater reduces the strain on public water supplies.

For tips on rainwater harvesting, click here. 

Interested? Contact G.A.L.A. today! You can reach us at 603-539-6460, or by email at contact@galacommunity.org

 

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