Rain water collecting is becoming a more vital need for homes as fresh water becomes more scarce and because it decreases the high demand for water in which residential irrigation can account for up to 40% of consumption. By collecting rain water and storing it a rain barrel you’ll have the extra water for future use, whether it’s for watering the garden or just keeping it handy for emergency situations.

Placing a rain barrel beneath the gutters of your home can provide a barrel full of rain water in just one rainstorm, which can be used in practical ways such as watering your flowers and garden or even washing your car. With enough rain water saved up throughout the year, you might never have to use the garden hose for an entire summer season, saving on money and depleting fresh water sources.