How To Build and Install 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. Follow the basic design included to assemble your own rain barrel and start conserving water in your yard. Download this guide for a supply list and detailed step-by-step instructions for making your own rain barrel.

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