A Rain Barrel is used to collect and store rain water runoff, typically from rooftops via rain gutters. Some of the many benefits include the reduction of main water use, reduction in utility water expenses, aids in self-sufficiency, and is environmentally friendly. The water may be used for a variety of uses, but mainly for watering gardens, agriculture, washing machines, washing cars, and other miscellaneous uses around the home. During dryer periods, the collected water during the rainy season is especially helpful. Below are some of the varieties available today.
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