What Is A Rain Barrel?

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A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from your roof, storing the water in a 55 gallon drum. This water would otherwise be lost to runoff. Water stored inside a rain barrel can be used to water plants, top off swimming pools, or even to wash the car. A rain barrel saves the average home about 1,300 gallons of water yearly. Download this fact sheet to learn more about the benefits of rain barrels.

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