Natural and Thrifty in 365: #28 Rain Barrels

If you need to do any watering of your lawn, plants or garden, a great way to do that is to set up a rain barrel. This way you are conserving water, and reducing your water bill at the same time.

Setting up a rain barrel can be as simple as using a trash can below a gutter spout, to setting up something as high tech as this.

Whatever you do, you know that making the decision to have rain barrel will conserve water, help the environment and save money!

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1 Comment:
  1. This is a great idea! You can also pick up free food grade plastic round drums at water treatment facilities, bakeries, and some restaurants. These are great because not only are they free, but they are often going to be trashed. You can simply bore a hole in the top of them with a drill. An added bonus is with a filter over that hole, the don’t become a breeding ground for mosquitos!! Great post!

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