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Rain Barrels!

High water bills, global warming and water restrictions have all made the rain barrel more than a gardening tool for those with a green thumb. Because residential irrigation can account for up to 40% of domestic water consumption, water conservation measures such as rain barrels can be used to reduce the demand on the municipal water system or your homes personal well. During a storm, even a light one, it doesn’t take much time for a rain barrel to fill with enough water for your lawn and plants to thrive.
All of the barrels I use are recycled food grade barrels we purchase before they are disposed of into landfills. It is a WIN - WIN situation all the way around. Please help our environment by not only saving water, but by keeping these barrels out of landfills.
SpecificationsDimensions vary slightly - approximately 40" tall with 23" diameter 55 + gallon capacity (some barrels slightly larger) Brass ¾" spigot for garden hose attachment. Screen on top to prevent mosquitoes from accessing water. Side brass overflow where a hose can be attached. Made from recycled plastic food grade barrels
I can deliver for a small fee.
elisameara@gmail.com571-499-8378
Elisa Meara
Wayne Adamson May 18, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Nothing wrong with rain barrels. Just don't blame the need on global warming. It isn't happening.
John Roberts May 18, 2014 at 01:03 PM
If you do not have a Wood Shake Roof then the chemicals you get from your roof will be in your rain barrel you can tell this by the grain from the shingles being in the barrel. You are basically putting diesel water in your garden.
Wayne Adamson May 18, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Fascinating. Is the dissolution rate high enough to be a health hazard if you are using the water for vegetable gardens? I never heard about this before. Thanks for your input. Are there any scientific articles about this issue?

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