Many people understand that rain barrels are beneficial for keeping their plants and lawn beautiful, but not many people realize that many more benefits come from having a rain barrel as well. The following is a list of some of the top benefits of collecting rainwater in a rain barrel for you and your home:
- Save money- Collect rainwater and use it to give your plants a drink, wash your car, or even to bathe your dog! Why would you want to waste your hard earned money on using tap water for these things, when you can use the water in your rain barrel for free? In fact, the average rain barrel can save a household approximately 1,300 of water during the gardening season.
- Enjoy a chemical free solution- It is common to find added salt and a variety of other chemicals in your tap water. Rain water, on the other hand, won't contain any of those things, so you can give you pup a bath without having to worry about chemicals!
- An independent water source- If you live in an area that is susceptible to droughts, having your own water source will allow you to keep your garden flourishing, while still complying with the regulations that are in place.
- It will help to protect your home from water damage- When you collect the rainwater before it comes in contact with the ground, you can help to prevent flooding, sewer backups, mold, and many more issues from water damage.
Want to learn about more benefits of collecting rainwater? If so, stay tuned for our next blog!