Rain barrels

Rain barrels

Rain barrels promote water conservation by collecting rainwater from roofs for use in irrigation. They are often used in association with native plants and Xeriscape™ landscaping.
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Native flowers and woody plants, rain barrels and compost bins will be available to purchase.
The activities included performing an environmental survey of school grounds and painting rain barrels.
Another way for homeowners to conserve water and reduce storm water runoff is to use rain barrels to capture the rain from roofs.
We use drip irrigation and have set up two rain barrels this year.
I use drip irrigation tapes and connect them via garden hose to the rain barrels. The height of the rain barrels exerts enough gravity force to enable the tapes to work.
Architect Randy Jones said that last month that the project would also include green improvements such as LED lighting, pervious concrete pavers, high-efficiency air conditioning and heat systems, motion-sensing lights, improved insulation, low-flow toilets and possibly rain barrels.
Yesterday's program offered workshops in composting, making rain barrels, raising backyard chickens and gardening.
I started by looking into rain barrels as a way to cache water and was amazed at how expensive they were.
Participants will be taught to create and maintain green infrastructure, including rain gardens, bioretention basins, rain barrels and green roofs.
In advocating rain barrels on its website, the EPA notes that they collect water otherwise lost to runoff, ending up in streams or storm drains.
The first summer after we bought our house, we took part in the city's "downspout disconnection" program and redirected the runoff water from our house into rain barrels. Toronto started this program to reduce the amount of water flowing into the storm sewers--during heavy rains, overloaded sewers can back up into basements or overflow into lakes and rivers.
At the tree sale, attendees can pick up pre-ordered rain barrels and composters.