DIY Rain Barrel Plans

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that nearly 40 percent of household water is used for lawn and garden maintenance. One way to reduce this is to build a rain barrel to collect rainwater runoff from your home. Since rainwater is soft and devoid of minerals, chlorine, fluoride and other harmful chemicals, it’s great for your […]

Save H20: Water Your Garden Using a Rain Barrel

Only about 2 to 3 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh, and of that percentage, a scant 0.3 percent is available for use. With every living thing on the planet utterly dependent on it, fresh water will become more and more valuable over the coming years.

How Do I Build a Rain Barrel?

By collecting rainwater in a rain barrel you can conserve natural resources and save money on your water bill.