At left is a rain barrel hand painted by a city staffmember from Halyburton Park.
Over 700 gallons of water runs off an average-sized roof during a typical rainstorm. Since your roof can’t absorb rainwater, the water makes it to the ground and moves quickly thru the storm drainage system and into our creeks, but not before picking up pollutants such as fertilizer, pet waste, litter or motor oil from your yard or driveway.
How can a rain barrel help?
Rain barrels are simply containers positioned below gutter downspouts that collect and store rainwater from a roof. The collected water is used to irrigate the landscape and for other outdoor watering needs.
Rain Barrel Benefits:
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