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  • Harvesting
    be a little expensive if you purchase a home rainwater barrel with an attached hose You might pay as much as 300 dollars You can start out cheaply until you decide if it is worth spending money on a downspout water collector by putting a large plastic tub under one of your downspout s You won t be hurting your downspout s by removing the pipe going underground It can be put back if you decide you don t want to pursue rainwater harvesting later Once you have an exposed down spout make sure your home rainwater collection barrell is directly underneath When it rains you will have a lot of water that you can use with a simple garden watering can to water your plants Collecting water using a rain collection system is a practical way to save on your water bill and to help conserve our planet s resources Buying a home rain barrel is more convenient than the bucket and can approach but you have the option of trying both and either way you would be showing an interest in our planet s future Rain Barrells And Gardens Other Rainwater Collecting News Saving Money and Water with Rain Barrels Saving money and saving the environment with the use of rain barrels to use less treated water and spend less on water and sewer use charges After the Rain Tour The Impact of Rain and New Stormwater Solutions For our last stop we were back to Awbury Arboretum where we modeled our lovely rain barrel and discussed various benefits and glitches you could encounter with your very own rain barrel The tour was a smashing success Rain In The Benefits 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 Rain Barrels Make A Green Comeback The home systems can be fairly simple roof gutters to drainpipes drainpipes to one or more 75 gallon barrels a hose attachment from the barrels to your garden Such barrels fill with just an eighth of an inch of rain Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels collection harvesting home rain rainwater system systems water Rain Barrels barrel barrels collection harvesting home rain rainwater system systems water Rain Barrel Garden May 24th 2009 No comments If you are a gardener you probably already do a bit composting to recycle yard and kitchen waste This homemade Black Gold does wonders for your plants and soil But have you discovered the gardening benefits of harvesting and recycling rainwater to use in the garden Many communities nationwide are experiencing either short term or long term water shortages Some communities have begun rationing programs and impose fines if a homeowner uses too much water Why not try some simple rainwater harvesting techniques and use the water to irrigate your

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  • Irrigation
    your roof You can purchase rain gutter attachments that will feed the water directly into your rain water barrel You will be absolutely amazed at how much water you can accumulate from your roof It is estimated for every inch of rain on a 1000 square foot roof you will get 625 gallons of water That is a lot of water and just think of the money saved on the water bill A soaker hose can easily be attached to your barrel Rain barrel irrigation supplies also include a pump that can actually run a sprinkler if needed You can also find a variety of different barrels that are very classy and will fit in with any landscaping Rain water irrigation systems are very inexpensive to set up and do not require a lot of time and energy to use These systems used to be common place back in the old days It is time to start saving the rainwater again and saving our planet using rain barrel irrigation More On Rainwater Irrigation The Green Building Sector Is Ripe for Water Saving Innovation Moreover rainwater harvesting is relatively simple to execute especially for irrigation and cooling tower applications Harvesting Rain Water for Irrigation Washing Flushing Or Cooking Harvesting rainwater is a time honored tradition Millions of people all over the world throughout the ages used rain barrels and cisterns to collect roof Rainwater Harvesting The rain barrel system shown below is less complicated and usually just used for gardening or drip irrigation In order to get water pressure from these rain barrels they must be higher than the hose Gardening Dictionary Drip Irrigation a method of irrigation by which plants are kept hydrated by perforated pipes above or just under the soil These techniques have been developed to keep plants hydrated with the least amount of water possible Rainwater Storage there are many types of rainwater storage systems that allow you to store rainwater for later use in the garden These range from the old fashioned rain barrel to many sophisticated storage facilities Water Tanks Pumps and Irrigation I m simply referring to a rainwater tank aka rain barrel which is simply a large container that collects the water from your roof when it rains allowing you to re use that water at other times Weekend Projects to Save Water Drip irrigation water saving water conservation back yard water DIY A really easy project is to collect rainwater using a rainwater barrel Anyone with a rain gutter can collect rain water from their roof Rain Barrels My second option was to connect the overflow from my rain barrels to some irrigation pipe and then direct this rainwater to certain areas of my garden to soak into the soil and then slowly be used by my plants Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel harvesting irrigation rain rainwater storage system systems tank water Rain Barrels barrel harvesting irrigation rain rainwater storage system systems tank water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel

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  • Rainwater
    and mosquitoes Near the base of the barrel drill another hole to accommodate the spigot Wrap spigot in plumbers tape secure and seal A hose may be attached to the spigot so that the water can be directed straight to the garden if desired Finally use a saw to remove the drain pipe and replace with pvc pipe so that the water drains directly into the barrel Place the barrel on a level surface preferably raised to allow better flow of water out of the drum The amount of water that can come off a roof during a storm is considerable That is why when planning the rainwater barrel and how to build it overflow must be considered One solution is to construct a second rain collection barrel to be connected to the first All it requires is some extra pvc pipe to go from one overflow to the next Add a second overflow hole to the second barrel In an area with a lot of rainfall consider using these rain barrel how to tips to set up a system of up to four barrels By building rain barrels a homeowner can see a significant savings on the water bill each summer Make Your Own Rain Water Barrels Rainbarrel Systems Discussions Kentucky Preppers Network How to Build A Rain Barrel System If you already garden or plan to garden you should also be planning to put in a rain barrel system Rain barrels catch the rain water and gives you free water to water your garden Tips on How to Harvest Rainwater Pay close attention to how your rain gutters are set up If you have more than one downspout you may want to position a rain barrel under each downspout to harvest as much rainwater as possible Rain Barrel Workshop Learn how to make a rain barrel out of a plastic food grade 55 gallon barrel how to catch rain from your rooftop via your rain gutter downspouts and how to direct overflow away from buildings Wood Rain Barrel Most rain barrels that are available these days are plastic This Wood Rain Barrel is much more environmentally friendly than a plastic rain barrel as well as more attractive It is made from FSC Certified spruce wood Home Made Rain Barrel System A video showing how to create your own home made and very inexpensive rain barrel sytem Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build collection how make rain rainwater to use water Make Rain Barrels barrel barrels build collection how make rain rainwater to use water Garden Rain Barrel October 5th 2009 No comments Saving Water Money With A Garden Rain Water Barrel Imagine if money literally fell from the sky Would you stop to pick it up or let it just blow away Of course the answer is that you would collect as much money as you could find in your yard it would be silly to let such a precious gift go to waste Ironically many homeowners are throwing money away each and every time it rains Up to forty percent of a typical water bill comes from using household water in order to water outdoor landscaping By installing a simple garden rain barrel homeowners can turn rain water from a wasted commodity into valuable savings on their monthly water bill Here are some rainwater barrels that are easy to install and can get you started saving right away Pages 1 2 3 4 more Rain Water Conservation A garden rain barrel is a simple solution to water conservation It is literally a barrell which collects rainwater from the roof of your house When it rains the rainwater is collected in the rain gutters of the home and diverted into the rain barrel for storage The result is clean chemical free water that is perfect for use in watering lawns vegetable gardens flowerbeds fountains and even swimming pools Homeowners who choose to install a rain barrel in their home are making an environmentally friendly choice Using rain water helps reduce storm drain runoff and to conserve precious water resources Some people are reluctant to install a rain barrel system because they think it will be difficult to use but nothing is farther from the truth Many hardware chains stock rain barrells that set up in a matter of minutes The end of the home s rain gutter directs rain water into the barrel which is leak freeze and mosquito proof A spigot at the bottom of the barrel is designed to attach a hose so that when the homeowner wants to use the collected rainwater all they have to do is turn the knob and water just like they would from the spigot attached to the house Because they use gravity to move water some homeowners find that elevating their rain barrel on a small platform helps to increase water pressure The EPA estimates that a typical homeowner utilizing a rain barrel collection set up will save around thirteen hundred gallons of water over the course of a typical summer Of course the efficacy of a garden rain barrel system depends on the average rain fall of your particular area Check with your local water authority for more information on rain barrels in your area Some municipalities will even provide free workshops about gardening rain barrels if you ask for them Gardening Rainbarrels Rainwater Barrels For The Garden Rain Barrels Save Money and Natural Resources with a Rain Barrel It is unchlorinated and naturally soft with no minerals so using it on the garden or lawn is a great choice If you try to make your own rain barrel take care to use a container that hasn t been used to house chemicals or petroleum High Volume Rain Barrel My wife and I purchased an esthetically pleasing rain barrel for the front yard After experiencing the benefits there I began looking to build my own system for the backyard for the garden the landscape and for play Trap The Rain Water Put a rain barrel underneath your eavestrough and capture the water for your outdoor and indoor plants I also use my rain barrel for cleaning off dirty shoes garden tools or even my hands Watering Your Garden They also help irrigate crops and trees turf grasses lawns plants and flowers in gardens containers and nurseries Rain Barrels If you want to go less high tech having a rain barrel or even two can help you immensely Building Your Own Rain Barrel To Water Lawns Help Gardens Make your garden greener by adding a rain barrel Here s a step by step guide with photos to help you recycle your rainwater Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrell barrells barrels collection garden gardening home rain rainwater system vegetable water Rain Barrels barrel barrell barrells barrels collection garden gardening home rain rainwater system vegetable water Rainwater Barrel Catch And Store Rain Water September 21st 2009 No comments I will have to say that there is much more information to be found on the benefits of a Rainwater Barrel than I ever imagined There is information on the benefits of Rainwater Barrels how to build them how to care for them where to buy a kit and on and on All right I ve made my point it just surprised me that s all Hey if you don t believe me just take a look at all of the different styles of rainwater barrels you can find Pages 1 2 3 4 more Benefits of Rainwater Barrels The benefits of a Rainwater Barrel are numerous to say the least The first benefit that comes up especially on a site that sells Rainwater Barrels is that you can cut down on your water bill I had a hard time trying to figure out how that would happen I stumbled across a green design site and low and behold there it was The rainwater that you collect can be used to water your yard Not only that but rainwater is far better for your vegetable and flowering plants than the water we see in the cities and towns around the United States The water that is available for our consumption in these areas is rich in chemicals namely chlorine You could also use the rainwater to wash your car and the pure rainwater is much better for your cars finish than chlorine I felt that this next item deserved a spot in the benefits of a Rainwater Barrel list also By using rainwater collection you will be saving lots of community money and public utilities money First by cutting down on the amount of water that goes into the city sewer system during a storm you are helping to save big money because there is less water to process and treat Next the decrease of water going into the runoff flow cuts down on urban erosion and man hours because there are always city workers clearing drains and gutters Less water into the runoff system means less water to flow through the drains and gutters This is not to mention the municipal taxes that we could all save year after year When you look at this information and first take it in you may get the sure any thing will help attitude as I did I continued to do a little more research and found one fact actually many that all contributed to one Those tasks that I mentioned above the garden washing cars and windows and lawns all attribute for approximately 40 of our water usage as a country I hope you found this information interesting and I hope you too will give a yes nod to the benefit of having a Rainwater Barrel Using A Rain Barrel More On Rain Water Barrels Reduce Footprints 20 Green Tips For Fall Now would also be a good time to install a rain barrel Rather than allow water to drain into one spot a rain barrel would allow you to direct the water to where it s most needed Statesman Report On Austin Rain Barrel Benefits Click here for original story hosted at statesman com Rainwater helps woman shrink water bill to about 15 a month Save On Your Utility Bills With A Rain Barrel As utility bills slowly increase many families are looking for energy efficiency measures that can help them save money reduce energy use Raya Garden Shopping Nowadays you can find some really cool rain barrels which many garden owners use to beautify their gardens I hope to find something like this tomorrow How To Install A Rain Barrel We got a second rain barrel Saturday morning at a special discounted sale for Hennepin County residents got our first one two years ago at a similar event Eventually I would like to have about 8 of them How Do You Collect Rainwater Collecting rainwater can be as easy as putting a rain barrel under a roof gutter or as complex as installing underground cisterns with a water pumping Rain Barrels Help Residents Use Water Wisely People are much more conscious of saving water said Irwin who noted that 1 inch of rainwater fills the 55 gallon rain barrel I think the green explosion is reaching out to the other sustainable issues Rain Rain Don t Go Away First you need to determine what size of barrel will be sufficient If you are planning to use the water for your plants and crops a 65 to 85 gallon rain barrel is enough However for storage purposes a 150 gallon barrel is best Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels benefits collection design kit rainwater system Rain Barrels barrel barrels benefits collection design kit rainwater system English Rain Barrel For Rainwater Harvesting May 30th 2009 No comments An english rain barrel is perfect to use for harvesting rain water This article discusses the benefits of using rain barrels like an english rain barrel to collect and store rainwater Did you know that every square foot of roof produces about 1 2 gallon of reusable water so depending on your roof size 1 2 inch of rain could fill a 50 gallon barrel Rain flows from the roof through the gutters right into your rain barrel Rain barrel water recovery systems can supply enough recycled rain water to water your home garden for an entire season Collecting and recycling rainwater has been done for thousands of years The modern rain barrel is attractive they are available in a variety of sizes and colors and can blend with your current landscape Homeowners all across the country are getting serious about saving energy and learning to save money where they can Recycle rainwater and reuse the water later for landscaping or watering the garden for a fast and easy way to start saving money on your water bill With a rain barrel system you could easily have enough water to last the growing season With a lot of the countrysuffering from drought conditions saving rainwater makes good sense Rainwater is a renewable natural resource and rain barrels make it easy to collect and save water that can be used for gardening and other things Rain barrels are equipped with an easy linking system that allows you to connect barrels and catch overflow water Reuse your rainwater to safely Water the garden Water house plants Wash the car Fill birdbaths Water and bathe animals Fill water fountains Rain barrels have a spigot at the bottom of the tank for easy access to the water and need to be raised off the ground and set on a sturdy surface Use a fine mesh screen that closes securely to keep your barrel covered for safety reasons Clean your barrel periodically and store it upside down Protect your rain barrel from freezing for maximum use You will need accessories like diverters clamps and hose to build your system but it is a simple process Although hoses clamps and spigots are included with your barrel you may need to upgrade them Rain barrel water recovery systems are a great way to easily save money and recycle Celebrate Everyday Belinda Nelson Author Belinda Nelson Shop for unique Lawn and Garden Decor Water Fountains Rainchains and Water barrels at http www hiddentreasuresdirect com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Belinda Nelson Installing A Rain Barrel But you don t have to wait for it to rain to keep your plants happy About a year ago ABC 7 s Scott Dennis put together a segment on rain barrels how they work and their many benefits Rain Barrel Benefits We have added a rain barrel our new irrigation system Rain barrels not only store water they help decrease demand during the summer months Rain Barrel Just place the rain barrel underneath your downspout roof drain and ensure it s sitting on a level surface Once it collects enough rainwater you can attach your favorite hose to the receptor and start watering your garden Use A Rain Barrel To Conserve Water Rain water barrels can help more homeowners to economize gallons of water during the dry season of summer Preserving water can assist us in saving energy and money as well Rain Barrels Save Money Rain barrels provide a way to supply water to your garden or wash a vehicle and never turn on the spigot in the home You will save money on your water bill How A Rain Barrel Can Save You Money And Benefit The Environment Rain barrel is a very easy way to extend the benefits of a rainfall A lot of water that is consumed goes for watering gardens and lawns This potable water can be saved if one could use an alternate source for watering the gardens Mail this post Technorati Tags 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Rain Water Barrel Types 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Rain Barrel Garden May 24th 2009 No comments If you are a gardener you probably already do a bit composting to recycle yard and kitchen waste This homemade Black Gold does wonders for your plants and soil But have you discovered the gardening benefits of harvesting and recycling rainwater to use in the garden Many communities nationwide are experiencing either short term or long term water shortages Some communities have begun rationing programs and impose fines if a homeowner uses too much water Why not try some simple rainwater harvesting techniques and use the water to irrigate your garden You ll be able to water your plants when they need it and you may see a bit of savings on your water bill at the same time Harvesting rainwater is as simple as placing a rain barrel under a roof gutter downspout Practically any large clean container can be used as a rain barrel For instance you can use a plastic or metal trash can However there are major benefits to using commercially designed rain barrels Features of commercially available rain barrels include childproof and pet proof lids mosquito screens overflow hardware spigots for attaching hoses and the ability to link multiple barrels together These features make using your rainwater much easier and safer Many city water departments will give homeowners a rebate on their water bill if they buy a rain barrel You can find durable heavy duty rainbarrels at most home improvement stores and garden centers You can also order them from online suppliers These rain barrels can be quite attractive also Some are made to look like traditional round wooden barrels while some are square or half round to provide versatility and style when placing one beside your house Some rain barrels currently on the market are made from recycled shipping containers for Mediterranean foods such as olives What are some of the advantages of collecting rainwater for use in your garden For starters you will be doing your part to conserve both water and energy When you use rainwater you will not be using your municipal drinking water and will not be using the energy it takes to pump it to your house It s free so you won t be billed for it Rainwater is fresh and naturally low in salt and chlorine so it s good for your plants Most of the time it is not cold and won t shock your plants like water from an underground source can do Your grandparents probably used rain barrels to irrigate their gardens Why not try something old to solve a new problem and conserve water by using a rain barrel Even if you live in an area with very little annual rainfall you will be amazed when your rain barrel fills up after just one or two rain showers Author Amy Passmore Article by Amy Passmore for The Gardening Guide Visit The Gardening Guide for more information on conserving water in your garden This article may be freely distributed as long as the author s name and live website link appear Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Amy Passmore Rain Barrels Save Money Rain barrels provide a way to supply water to your garden or wash a vehicle and never turn on the spigot in the home You will save money on your water bill You are also helping the environment when you use rain barrels My Garden Can Keep Me Cool During The Summer Our first Green Cottage homeowner will have her very own rain garden in her yard Not only will the trees she will plant help keep her house cool but by using a rain barrel to divert storm water into the garden Rain Barrel Reviews I have a large vegetable garden that requires alot of water during growing season I have always used a timer to try and cut back on the use of water but using this Rain Barrel has helped me decrease that use even more Tattoos and Rain Barrels The next two pictures are my rain barrel and the overflow containers I use to save water I can water my garden and container plants for about ten days I also fill my water garden with rainwater Why You Need To Buy A Quality Rain Barrel Rain barrels can help hold gallons of rainwater which can be used later You can therefore save a lot of money in water bills and can offer fresh water supply to the plants in your garden Rain Barrel Start Collecting Free Water Rain Barrel Start collecting free water Rarely does Mother Nature provide your lawn or garden with just enough rain to keep if fat and happy throughout the Summer Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels gardens harvesting plastic rain rain barrel garden rainwater recycling Rain Barrels barrel barrels gardens harvesting plastic rain rain barrel garden rainwater recycling Making Rain Barrels May 23rd 2009 1 comment Making rain barrels is a great way to join the recycling craze Not only does making rain barrels recycle rain water it also recycles used plastic barrels This article takes a look at how you can use rainbarrels to reuse rainwater Most of us take water for granted until it doesn t rain for a month or two and the city asks you to stop watering your lawn and garden One of the best ways to help guard against this is by recycling rainwater There are many ways to collect and recycle rainwater but one of the best and most cost effective is to setup a simple rain barrel It is estimated that an inexpensive rain barrel can save you as much as 1000 gallons of water over the course of a normal summer by simply recycling rainwater Of course the exact amount will vary depending on the amount of rainfall in your area but the savings from recycling rainwater in most cases will be substantial The idea is to position the rain barrel under a roof drain downspout so that it collects rain running off the roof of your house and recycling the rainwater on your plants and lawn as needed You can buy a ready made rain barrel but it is also very easy and inexpensive to build your own Almost all the materials are available at your local hardware store The main item you will need is a large plastic drum Getting one is not as difficult as it may seem Most soft drink manufacturers around the world are willing to sell you an inexpensive 55 gallon plastic drum Usually the plastic drum you get will have its top sealed so you will have to drill a hole in the middle top of the drum Many people will put a screen or other type of filter over this hole so that leaves and other debris do not get into the rain barrel If your roof gutter system already has grills or screens to keep leaves out then you won t need to worry about a filter for the barrel Usually it is a good idea to raise the barrel up off the ground by putting it on cinder blocks This will help protect the ground underneath and make it easier to recycle the rainwater you collect in the rain barrel You will undoubtedly have to raise the height of your downspout as well so that it is slightly above the level of the top of the drum Now that we have the drum setup for collecting rainwater we need to arrange a way to get it out The simplest way is to drill a small hole in the lower side of the drum a couple inches up from the bottom and glue in a PVC male adaptor then attach a 3 to 4 foot length of plastic hose to this adaptor Of course it is important to keep the end of the hose above the top of the barrel so that the barrel doesn t drain You can notch the top rim of the drum as a holder for the hose or alternately you can attach a plastic valve to the end of the hose Finally at the end of the hose you will want to attach a plastic adaptor that allows the attachment of a standard garden hose This setup will use gravity to drain the drum To use the rainwater collected simply put the end of the garden hose on the ground you intend to water open the valve if you used one and the drum will self drain out the end of the garden hose To stop the flow either close the valve or raise the end of the garden hose above the top level of the drum Author Michael Russell Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Recycling Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Michael Russell Be sure to check out this video about making rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rain Barrels barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Plastic Rain Barrels For Your Garden May 23rd 2009 No comments Plastic rain barrels can be used to collect rain water to use in your flower beds and garden This article looks at why more and more homeowners are looking to plastic rain barrels for their outdoor watering needs Avid gardeners spend a good part of the winter planning what they will plant in the spring Even casual gardeners invest plenty of time and money in their plants Regular watering is one key to a successful garden So what s a gardener to do when faced with lack of rainfall combined with water restrictions in the middle of a hot summer More and more gardeners are turning to rain barrels to keep their gardens happy and healthy Saving rainwater to use during dry periods is an ancient practice that is once again becoming popular This low tech but ingenious solution is simple and inexpensive and provides chemical free water that plants thrive on The plastic rain barrels come in a range of sizes with 50 to 60 gallons being most common Simply place the barrel under a downspout in an unobtrusive part of your yard and wait for rain Instead of letting rainwater flow down your driveway and into a storm drain it will collect in the barrel for later use You can harvest a surprisingly large amount of rainwater from your gutters Just a small amount of rain less than half an inch can easily fill a 50 gallon rain barrel so you can quickly start to collect enough to keep your flower beds garden or houseplants well watered It won t be enough o water your lawn but it will be plenty for vegetable gardens flowers and shrubbery says Lars Hundley owner of Dallas based CleanAirGardening com an online company that specializes in environmentally friendly lawn and garden supplies To collect more water you can connect several barrels with a pip or hose or you can put barrels under more than one gutter downspout Once your rain barrel is full you can hook a hose up to the rain barrel to water your garden rain barrels are perfect to use with soaker hoses or you can simply dip a watering can into the barrel Rainwater is naturally soft and free of minerals chlorine fluoride and other chemicals Trees and plants rely on fungus bacteria and nematodes to help them absorb the minerals and nutrients they need explains Hundley Plants have an efficient immune system that allows them to fend off diseases and other invaders as long as they have a healthy soil environment and aren t stressed by other factors he adds Chemical fertilizers fungicides pesticides and drought disrupt the balance and harmony of the soil weakening trees and plants and allowing disease to take over The chemicals and hard water from many municipal water systems also add to the imbalance of the soil Watering with softer natural rainwater is a nice treat for your plants says Hundley In addition to being good for your plants rain barrels can also save you money Some experts estimate that lawn and garden watering make up almost 40 percent of total household water use during the summer by utilizing collected rainwater you can substantially reduce this amount As an added benefit collecting rainwater also helps control moisture levels around the foundation of your house Here are some tips to consider when shopping for a rain barrel Make sure your barrel is child proof A safety grid at the top prevents children and animals from entering All systems should use covered barrels that keep the water from accumulating leaves and other debris They should also have some kind of filter to keep out silt and leaves these can range from a funnel with mesh in the bottom that is covered by gravel to a rainwater washing apparatus that you can purchase Keep mosquitoes from breeding in your barrel by keeping it tightly covered and using debris screens to filter water before it enters the barrel Cleaning your gutters and downspouts frequently and using collected rainwater within a few days will also help control mosquito problems You can place a nontoxic mosquito dunk in the barrel for additional protection Some cities have started programs to give residents easy access to affordable rain barrel systems You may be able to find a limited selection of rain barrels at your local garden supply store Author Dharmender Singh Did you find this article useful For more useful tips and hints points to ponder and keep in mind techniques and insights pertaining to gardening and gardening implements do please browse for more information at our websites http www infozabout com http www gardening infozabout com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Dharmender Singh Make Use Of All That Rain Simple rain barrels made of recycled food grade plastic or polyethylene store about 50 gallons of water at a time from roof downspouts Best Rain Barrels Most commercially made rain barrels are constructed out of PVC plastic or lightweight metal Some are collapsible making them easy to store Rain Barrels and It s Uses Having rain water barrels are really handy to have and there are also lots of options you can choose from There are varieties made from plastic some barrels and some fashioned into stylish urns to match up your yard landscaping Rain Barrels A rain barrel is any wooden plastic or terra cotta container positioned so as to capture the runoff from your roof during a rain A spigot near the bottom of the barrel makes using the captured water much easier Manatee County s Rain Barrel Program Rain barrel kit includes a plastic 55 gallon recycled drum debris drain PVC fittings brass spigot and assembly directions Manatee County residents and businesses are eligible to purchase the kit Rain Barrel Buy a rain barrel or make your own Rain barrels are usually made from food grade plastic and are readily available from many larger hardware stores Mail this post Technorati Tags 50 gallon barrel barrels collect collecting garden harvest plastic rain barrels rain rainwater water Rain Water Barrel Types 50 gallon barrel barrels collect collecting garden harvest plastic rain barrels rain rainwater water Rain Barrel Collection Catch The Rain May 11th 2009 1 comment Rain barrel collection systems are a terrific and effective way to store water This article discusses why rain barrel collection is something you should consider doing for your home watering needs Now that the first flush rain of the season has arrived it s time to consider banking some of the next wet currency in storage containers for outdoor use next spring Water or lack of it due to restrictions in many Bay Area communities is forcing people to take a closer look at how they use water and consider new strategies to help stretch their water options During a typical rainy season most communities see an average rainfall of 30 inches For a 2 000 square foot home that means approximately 37 000 gallons of water will run off the roof and down the storm drain To counter this lost opportunity a San Anselmo company California Rainwater Conservation Systems LLC is selling super sized rain barrels The beauty of these 200 and 300 gallon barrels is that they are completely self sufficient systems says company president Andrew Vance During a storm the system can also redirect water to other spots on a homeowner s property by connecting the overflow valve to a regular garden hose This process of sinking water at its origin helps replenish the aquifer through filtration which ecologically is a far better option than sending run off through flood prone drainage systems Rain storage systems draw a comparison to an insurance policy for landscaping During uncertain times such as the present state drought residents can bank water to use later on In extreme conditions such as the 80 s drought many remember choosing which plants were expendable and which ones received their recycled bath or dish water More frequently extreme conservation measures are on the drawing board for many California cities Just this past week an emergency water conservation plan was presented in San Diego that would create a property by property water budget for residential customers The East Bay water district has also called on residents to make significant 19 reductions in water use or incur considerably higher water bills In Palo Alto Santa Cruz and Santa Monica a rebate program for rain barrels encourages customers to conserve by creating value around their water use and ultimately behavioral modifications Whatever the forecast for this winter s rainfall water conservation is here to stay and rain harvesting is a measurable tool in this effort What s missing Two words awareness and initiative The idea is there the technology is there but the initiative is missing in both individual homeowners and public entities More education on the matter is needed Rebates for homeowners who want to put in rainwater storage systems are needed Above all awareness is needed Awareness that there is a problem and awareness that there is a solution Author Patti Vance Next community rain barrel distribution day Sunday November 23rd 9 00a m to 4 00p m 1601 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Fairfax Ca For more information go to http www Calrainwater com permission to use photos from website Patti Vance is the founder of California Rainwater Conservation Systems LLC and is an accredited member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association She also serves as a board member for the Environmental Education Council of Marin Website http www calrainwater com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Patti Vance Mail this post Technorati Tags barrels rain rain barrel collection rainwater storage store systems Rain Barrels barrels rain rain barrel collection rainwater storage store systems Wooden Rain Barrels And A Focus On Green Homes March 21st 2009 No comments Wooden rain barrels can play an integral part in any green home landscaping efforts This article reviews other important ways to make your landscape more green Landscaping a home in green manner is an important part of planning and building your green home Landscaping consumes a lot of water and maintaining your yard can produce a large amount of carbon monoxide Green landscaping means selecting plants that reduce the amount of water used to keep them alive For the lawn plant grass that grows very slowly and requires very little water to survive By planting this type of grass your lawn would not need to be mowed every week but maybe only a few times a summer reducing the amount of exhaust from your mowing activities Also since water bills are usually calculated by consumption the less water the yard requires the lower the water bill For the plants and bushes around

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    with the least amount of water possible Rainwater Storage there are many types of rainwater storage systems that allow you to store rainwater for later use in the garden These range from the old fashioned rain barrel to many sophisticated storage facilities Water Tanks Pumps and Irrigation I m simply referring to a rainwater tank aka rain barrel which is simply a large container that collects the water from your roof when it rains allowing you to re use that water at other times Weekend Projects to Save Water Drip irrigation water saving water conservation back yard water DIY A really easy project is to collect rainwater using a rainwater barrel Anyone with a rain gutter can collect rain water from their roof Rain Barrels My second option was to connect the overflow from my rain barrels to some irrigation pipe and then direct this rainwater to certain areas of my garden to soak into the soil and then slowly be used by my plants Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel harvesting irrigation rain rainwater storage system systems tank water Rain Barrels barrel harvesting irrigation rain rainwater storage system systems tank water Rain Barrel Collection Catch The Rain May 11th 2009 1 comment Rain barrel collection systems are a terrific and effective way to store water This article discusses why rain barrel collection is something you should consider doing for your home watering needs Now that the first flush rain of the season has arrived it s time to consider banking some of the next wet currency in storage containers for outdoor use next spring Water or lack of it due to restrictions in many Bay Area communities is forcing people to take a closer look at how they use water and consider new strategies to help stretch their water options During a typical rainy season most communities see an average rainfall of 30 inches For a 2 000 square foot home that means approximately 37 000 gallons of water will run off the roof and down the storm drain To counter this lost opportunity a San Anselmo company California Rainwater Conservation Systems LLC is selling super sized rain barrels The beauty of these 200 and 300 gallon barrels is that they are completely self sufficient systems says company president Andrew Vance During a storm the system can also redirect water to other spots on a homeowner s property by connecting the overflow valve to a regular garden hose This process of sinking water at its origin helps replenish the aquifer through filtration which ecologically is a far better option than sending run off through flood prone drainage systems Rain storage systems draw a comparison to an insurance policy for landscaping During uncertain times such as the present state drought residents can bank water to use later on In extreme conditions such as the 80 s drought many remember choosing which plants were expendable and which ones received their recycled bath or dish water More frequently extreme conservation measures are

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    will have a lot of water that you can use with a simple garden watering can to water your plants Collecting water using a rain collection system is a practical way to save on your water bill and to help conserve our planet s resources Buying a home rain barrel is more convenient than the bucket and can approach but you have the option of trying both and either way you would be showing an interest in our planet s future Rain Barrells And Gardens Other Rainwater Collecting News Saving Money and Water with Rain Barrels Saving money and saving the environment with the use of rain barrels to use less treated water and spend less on water and sewer use charges After the Rain Tour The Impact of Rain and New Stormwater Solutions For our last stop we were back to Awbury Arboretum where we modeled our lovely rain barrel and discussed various benefits and glitches you could encounter with your very own rain barrel The tour was a smashing success Rain In The Benefits 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 Rain Barrels Make A Green Comeback The home systems can be fairly simple roof gutters to drainpipes drainpipes to one or more 75 gallon barrels a hose attachment from the barrels to your garden Such barrels fill with just an eighth of an inch of rain Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels collection harvesting home rain rainwater system systems water Rain Barrels barrel barrels collection harvesting home rain rainwater system systems water Garden Rain Barrel October 5th 2009 No comments Saving Water Money With A Garden Rain Water Barrel Imagine if money literally fell from the sky Would you stop to pick it up or let it just blow away Of course the answer is that you would collect as much money as you could find in your yard it would be silly to let such a precious gift go to waste Ironically many homeowners are throwing money away each and every time it rains Up to forty percent of a typical water bill comes from using household water in order to water outdoor landscaping By installing a simple garden rain barrel homeowners can turn rain water from a wasted commodity into valuable savings on their monthly water bill Here are some rainwater barrels that are easy to install and can get you started saving right away Pages 1 2 3 4 more Rain Water Conservation A garden rain barrel is a simple solution to water conservation It is literally a barrell which collects rainwater from the roof of your house When it rains the rainwater is collected in the rain gutters of the home and diverted into the rain barrel for storage The result is clean chemical free water that is perfect for use in watering lawns vegetable gardens flowerbeds fountains and even swimming pools Homeowners who choose to install a rain barrel in their home are making an environmentally friendly choice Using rain water helps reduce storm drain runoff and to conserve precious water resources Some people are reluctant to install a rain barrel system because they think it will be difficult to use but nothing is farther from the truth Many hardware chains stock rain barrells that set up in a matter of minutes The end of the home s rain gutter directs rain water into the barrel which is leak freeze and mosquito proof A spigot at the bottom of the barrel is designed to attach a hose so that when the homeowner wants to use the collected rainwater all they have to do is turn the knob and water just like they would from the spigot attached to the house Because they use gravity to move water some homeowners find that elevating their rain barrel on a small platform helps to increase water pressure The EPA estimates that a typical homeowner utilizing a rain barrel collection set up will save around thirteen hundred gallons of water over the course of a typical summer Of course the efficacy of a garden rain barrel system depends on the average rain fall of your particular area Check with your local water authority for more information on rain barrels in your area Some municipalities will even provide free workshops about gardening rain barrels if you ask for them Gardening Rainbarrels Rainwater Barrels For The Garden Rain Barrels Save Money and Natural Resources with a Rain Barrel It is unchlorinated and naturally soft with no minerals so using it on the garden or lawn is a great choice If you try to make your own rain barrel take care to use a container that hasn t been used to house chemicals or petroleum High Volume Rain Barrel My wife and I purchased an esthetically pleasing rain barrel for the front yard After experiencing the benefits there I began looking to build my own system for the backyard for the garden the landscape and for play Trap The Rain Water Put a rain barrel underneath your eavestrough and capture the water for your outdoor and indoor plants I also use my rain barrel for cleaning off dirty shoes garden tools or even my hands Watering Your Garden They also help irrigate crops and trees turf grasses lawns plants and flowers in gardens containers and nurseries Rain Barrels If you want to go less high tech having a rain barrel or even two can help you immensely Building Your Own Rain Barrel To Water Lawns Help Gardens Make your garden greener by adding a rain barrel Here s a step by step guide with photos to help you recycle your rainwater Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrell barrells barrels collection garden gardening home rain rainwater system vegetable

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    you to do many different things with the rain water you collect and store This article reviews what they do why you need one and how an oak rain barrel works Rain Barrels are quickly growing as the number one green product across the country and in today s economy can you blame them It is important for people as consumers to find new solutions for their rising water cost stressed water systems and dwindling resources Rain barrels also known as rain catchment systems and water cisterns have exploded on to the market They offer a number of alternatives to water preservation and usage They are quite simple to use the barrels help reduce the amount of storm runoff from your home by capturing it and allowing you to use it for your own needs There are a number of different things that you will be able to do with your harvested rain water It can be used for watering your landscape and garden washing your car and filling your swimming pool If it is properly filtered it can even be used for bathing and drinking It is crucial to remember to never drink the water from your rain barrel unless you have the proper filtration device for purification Rain barrels are available in a number of different sizes and styles Whether you need water for smaller everyday tasks or for plumbing in your home there is a rain barrel to suit your need With so many different styles available you will be able to find one to fit in with your backyards dcor There are many basic rain barrels or more stylish ones that even look like terracotta pots With so many different styles available finding one that you like will be easy Once you have purchased your rain barrel you will need to prepare your home to utilize your new catchment system The installation of your rain barrel is really quite easy The first thing that you will need to find is a level section of ground near your downspout The design of your rain barrel will determine how the placement of your downspout will feed into your barrel Although rain barrels are very similar they will differ slightly on how they connect to your downspout Every rain barrel that you encounter will have an overflow spout that is used to lead all excess water away from your homes foundation to prevent any damage Once you have your downspout positioned to lead into your barrel correctly you will be able to connect a hose or spigot and begin using your newly captured water Now if you would like to catch more rain water instead of just letting the excess water fall to the wayside once your barrel is full you can connect multiple barrels to your already stationary rain barrel All you will need to do is connect a hose or pipe to your overflow spout from one rain barrel to another You can connect as many barrels as you would like to catch the most rain water Why wouldn t you want a rain barrel Your water bill will be reduced significantly and you will have a gorgeous lawn and a lush garden There are so many different styles and uses for rain barrels that you are bound to find one that is the perfect fit for you For more information please visit Woodland Direct Author Stephanie Hobbs Stephanie Hobbs Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Stephanie Hobbs Rain Barrel Overview Description The barrels are converted from barrels that were once filled with bourbon at Kentucky distilleries to fully functional rain barrels The barrels are made out of white oak and are inspected by a Kentucky cooperage 3 Cheap DIY Rain Barrels That Actually Look Nice Reuse an Old Barrel Lots of home and garden stores nurseries wineries and the like will sell you used oak barrels that make beauitful and GREAT rain barrels DIY Project I decided to craft a rain barrel out of a used Temlpeton Rye whiskey barrel from the distillery I found some plans online and used some of them and a little tinkering of my own to arrive at the design I ve used Rain Barrels TerraCycle sells converted oak barrels that are apparently made in Stockton or so says the Chron Step by Step Converting Wine Barrels to Rain Barrels Life is Good in Penticton Harvesting the Water with Rain Barrels This Old House Gorgeous Rain Barrel The Litzkows who own the Wissahikon Inn B B in St Croix Falls told me about Gary and Kate Amunrud who have French oak wine barrels made in France and used in making wine in Napa Valley Mail this post Technorati Tags barrels catchment cisterns collect installation oak rain barrel store systems water whiskey wine wood Rain Water Barrel Types barrels catchment cisterns collect installation oak rain barrel store systems water whiskey wine wood English Rain Barrel For Rainwater Harvesting May 30th 2009 No comments An english rain barrel is perfect to use for harvesting rain water This article discusses the benefits of using rain barrels like an english rain barrel to collect and store rainwater Did you know that every square foot of roof produces about 1 2 gallon of reusable water so depending on your roof size 1 2 inch of rain could fill a 50 gallon barrel Rain flows from the roof through the gutters right into your rain barrel Rain barrel water recovery systems can supply enough recycled rain water to water your home garden for an entire season Collecting and recycling rainwater has been done for thousands of years The modern rain barrel is attractive they are available in a variety of sizes and colors and can blend with your current landscape Homeowners all across the country are getting serious about saving energy and learning to save money where they can Recycle rainwater and reuse the water later for landscaping or watering the garden for a fast and easy

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    your roof You can purchase rain gutter attachments that will feed the water directly into your rain water barrel You will be absolutely amazed at how much water you can accumulate from your roof It is estimated for every inch of rain on a 1000 square foot roof you will get 625 gallons of water That is a lot of water and just think of the money saved on the water bill A soaker hose can easily be attached to your barrel Rain barrel irrigation supplies also include a pump that can actually run a sprinkler if needed You can also find a variety of different barrels that are very classy and will fit in with any landscaping Rain water irrigation systems are very inexpensive to set up and do not require a lot of time and energy to use These systems used to be common place back in the old days It is time to start saving the rainwater again and saving our planet using rain barrel irrigation More On Rainwater Irrigation The Green Building Sector Is Ripe for Water Saving Innovation Moreover rainwater harvesting is relatively simple to execute especially for irrigation and cooling tower applications Harvesting Rain Water for Irrigation Washing Flushing Or Cooking Harvesting rainwater is a time honored tradition Millions of people all over the world throughout the ages used rain barrels and cisterns to collect roof Rainwater Harvesting The rain barrel system shown below is less complicated and usually just used for gardening or drip irrigation In order to get water pressure from these rain barrels they must be higher than the hose Gardening Dictionary Drip Irrigation a method of irrigation by which plants are kept hydrated by perforated pipes above or just under the soil These techniques have been developed to keep plants hydrated with the least amount of water possible Rainwater Storage there are many types of rainwater storage systems that allow you to store rainwater for later use in the garden These range from the old fashioned rain barrel to many sophisticated storage facilities Water Tanks Pumps and Irrigation I m simply referring to a rainwater tank aka rain barrel which is simply a large container that collects the water from your roof when it rains allowing you to re use that water at other times Weekend Projects to Save Water Drip irrigation water saving water conservation back yard water DIY A really easy project is to collect rainwater using a rainwater barrel Anyone with a rain gutter can collect rain water from their roof Rain Barrels My second option was to connect the overflow from my rain barrels to some irrigation pipe and then direct this rainwater to certain areas of my garden to soak into the soil and then slowly be used by my plants Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel harvesting irrigation rain rainwater storage system systems tank water Rain Barrels barrel harvesting irrigation rain rainwater storage system systems tank water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel

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