How to Choose the Right Rain Barrel Size

5th Jan 2015

Here at The Rain Barrel Depot, we pride ourselves in having a huge selection of rain barrels for you to choose from. We have many brands and sizes available for you, and we even have several high quality rain barrel kits! The problem is that with so many options, it can be hard to choose the right one for you. The following is a list of questions to ask yourself to help you choose what size of rain barrel you will need:

  • How much water will you use?- When conserving water, the last thing that you want to do is waste water that you can't use! Consider how many plants you have to water, how often you clean, how often you wash your car, etc, and how much water you use to complete these activities.
  • How much does it rain where you live?- If you live in a drier climate,  you may want to invest in a bigger rain barrel. This way, you will have more water on-hand in between showers. On the other hand, if you live somewhere with frequent rain, you can get away with a smaller barrel.
  • Measure your roof- The size of your roof will make a difference with how much rain you can collect. Save the rain has a calculator that will tell you how much rain you are likely to collect based on the size of your roof.

Now that you know how to pick the right size of rain barrel for your needs, visit us online today to order yours!