How Can I Make A Rain Barrel?

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A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater form your roof. Rain barrels connect to a gutter's downspout, next to the house, and collect water that would otherwise be lost to runoff. This water can then be used in your garden instead of using water from the spigot for garden watering. Download this fact sheet from the EPA for a complete materials and tool list needed to make your own rain barrel.

  • inflow
  • spigot
  • downspout modification
  • overflow

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