Advantages of capturing and storing rainwater with a rain barrel
Installing a rain barrel is an easy way to make your place environmentally friendly. Collecting rainwater doesn't just benefit your own household benefits but also the ones in your neighborhood. It reduces the amount of rainwater runoff and improves the water quality in your community. It reduces the water that is being discharged to sewers and other bodies of water around your place. Soil erosion can be reduced as well in some places. It helps control local small flooding.
These added benefits are significant to help the environment in your own little ways. Most people may not realize that conserving water can also save energy. Less than 10% of electricity in the United States is used to pump, treat, and heat water. You can personally help reduce the energy use that contributes to excess greenhouse gas. Rainwater doesn’t have salt and other chemicals found in tap water, which means it is safe for your pets and for washing your cars. Take a step forward and be one of the best people to take care of our nature. We’re so proud of you!
Maintaining your rain barrel
Rain barrels are pretty much hassle free, but you also have to inspect it from time to time. Make sure to check the lids and hoses if they are properly attached. Don’t forget to drain the barrel and turn it upside down when not in used to prevent freezing and cracking.