If you have read our last blog, then you already know that collecting rainwater can come with many benefits for you and your household. We talked about how a rain barrel kit can save you money, prevent water damage in your home, maintain your independence, and enjoy a chemical free solution. Did you know that having your own rain barrel will not only benefit you, but it will also benefit your community as well? The following is a list of the top ways that having a rain barrel can benefit your community:
- Less water through sewage treatments- It takes a great deal of money and energy for water to go through sewage treatment centers. The more rainwater you use for your everyday needs, the less water will have to be put through sewage treatments, which will help to save your community both money and energy.
- Helps to prevent erosion- Do you live in an area where erosion is a problem? If so, a rain barrel can help! Runoff from the rain is a huge concern for places with land erosion issues. By doing your part and collecting rain, you will be contributing to the solution instead of the problem!
- Reduces the demand for your community's drinking water- Drinking water is a precious commodity that we all need. When you use your rainwater to wash your clothes, water your garden, wash your car, etc., you are reducing the demand for that precious drinking water in your community. This is especially important if you live in an area that is susceptible to droughts.