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Posted by Madwriter on August 25, 2014
So, your conscious has finally got the better of you and you are currently in the market for a rain barrel, we applaud you. Regardless the reason, the implementation of rain barrels is always a good thing. Some decide to utilize rain barrels for ecological reasons, some do because they stand to save money on water and others choose to purchase a rain barrel as part of their home decor. Indeed, decorative rain barrels are popular. If you have never purchased a rain barrel before, we offer a few tips.
You first want to decide where you will be using the water you collect from your rain barrel. Perhaps you will be using it to water your lawn or garden, maybe it will be used to water the houseplants. There are many uses for rainwater including washing your car and filling your kid’s pool in the summer. Next, you will want to establish just how much rainwater you want to collect. This is based on both your need for water and the amount you are able to capture. That is, you cannot expect to keep a large yard watered with one small rain barrel.
You might be the type of homeowner who values cosmetic appearance as much as functionality. After all, it would be totally unfair to state that rain barrels serve only a utilitarian purpose. A traditional looking rain barrel might just suit your traditional-themed decor. If not, you will want to look at a more decorative type of rain barrel.
Regardless of the type of rain barrel you choose or the number of rain barrels you utilize, you are doing your part in helping to conserve one of our precious resources. And for that, you deserve a gold star.