This rain barrel was recently featured in the Huffington Post!
If you are a gardener, you know how happy you feel when there's a good downpour to water your beds, but dismayed to see so much water streaming away into nearby gutters. Now you can capture the natural essence of rain water in a superlative and beautifully made rain barrel. Not only will this attractive barrel hold 70 gallons of fresh rainwater, it will also divert rain water from nearby sewers and water lines, helping to stop excessive runoff. This handsome wooden Spruce Square Rain Barrel is much nicer than any plastic barrel made, and is designed to last for decades. Bring it on!
Rain barrels collect water that would normally pour of your roof into driveways and street gutters, and washing dirt, oil, and sediment into nearby storm drains. This storm water runoff is a leading type of pollution in residential areas. Rain barrels connect to a downspout from your roof, and collect rainwater to slow the flow of runoff, and allow rain fall to soak into the ground. It can also be stored for later use in lawn and garden watering. Rain barrels are easy to install, and will help you conserve water and lower costs in peak summer gardening months.
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