The nice thing about the heavy rain the past couple of days is it will wash away the last reminders of winter in the form of obstinate piles of wet snow sulking next to driveways and on the side of the road. On the other hand, that is a LOT of water all at once. Where does it all go?
Billions of gallons will wash across roofs, lawns and roads, carrying with it debris and pollutants, as it makes its short journey into the Chesapeake Bay. It would be nice to capture some of that water, filled with natural minerals and devoid of chemicals like chlorine, to nourish your plants right? It’s win-win — you can help prevent harmful runoff into the Bay, while getting as much free water as you want!
A RAIN BARREL is the best way to harvest the rain. An average sized shed roof can provide up to 35,000 gallons per year. And a rainfall of less than a third of an inch will quickly fill your barrel to the top. All you have to do is sit back and let Mother Nature do your work for you!