With the first rain in months pouring down over us here in Los Angeles, it seems the perfect time for rain barrels! Here's info from smart2begreen.com
It is time for all of us to become proactive in residential water conservation. A great way to do this is to install a rain barrel or rain tank at your home. Rain barrels and rain tanks are an extremely effective way in which you can easily harvest and store your own pure rainwater to use later for lawn and garden watering. They offer many economic and ecologic benefits.
Conserve water and help lower residential utility costs.
Reduce storm water runoff by greatly decreasing the amount of rainwater pouring off rooftops or through gutter downspouts. Storm water runoff can contain many pollutants such as oil, grease, and bacteria.
Available in a wide array of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors to suit any residence. They are commonly constructed from rustproof and chemical-resistant plastic, concrete, galvanized steel, or fiberglass.
Inexpensive and easy to build, customize, and install.