Rain barrels capture rainwater from roofs and store it for later use for watering lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It’s a great way to conserve water and is essentially “free” water for use in your landscape. The barrels themselves are usually made of a large drum (50-60 gal), vinyl hose, PVC couplings, and a screen to keep debris and breeding insects out. Most rain barrels usually have a spigot for a hose connection for watering grass and plants and they can be plastic or wood.
For more information on rain barrels visit Soak Up the Rain, the US EPA’s rain barrel information site.
If you are interested in purchasing a rain barrel, please contact the office at (260) 665-3211 ext. 3. As of Spring 2023, rain barrels are sold out. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please let us know.