Rain Barrels
For
Rainwater
Harvesting

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a rain barrel?
Is rain barrel water drinkable?
Can the rain barrel be used in winter?
Why does the barrel need to be set on cinder blocks?

What is the purpose of the overflow on the side of the barrel?
Can rain barrels be connected together?
How much water can I save?

What is the warranty on the product?



What are the benefits of a rain barrel?

  • Provide oxygenated, un-chlorinated water ideal for plants
  • Divert water from municipal storm drain system
  • Protect our rivers and streams from runoff pollution
  • Conserve a vital natural resource
  • Saves customers money on water bill

Is rain barrel water drinkable?
No, rain barrel water should be used for watering plants only.

Can the rain barrel be used in winter?
We do not guarantee that the faucet will not freeze and crack.

Why does the barrel need to be set on cinder blocks?
Gravity flows down hill and if the barrel is placed higher the water will drain out faster. Raising the barrel also permits easier attachment of a hose to the faucet and placement of a bucket.

What is the purpose of the overflow on the side of the barrel?
In an average rain, the barrel will fill very quickly. The overflow allows a standard garden hose to be connected to the barrel to assist in draining the excess water away from the foundation of your property. You can also use the overflow to attach one barrel to flow into a second barrel.

Can rain barrels be connected together?
Yes, see the connector that we sell that will enable you to connect two barrels to one another.

How much water can I save?
When rainwater is directed into a rain barrel even 1/10 inch of rain can collect up to 63 gallons of water (off of an average 1000 sq. ft roof)

What is the warranty on the product?

  • Replacement of Product guaranteed for 30 days from date of retail purchase with receipt
  • Damages caused by negligence/abuse not covered
  • Do not warranty on cracked facets due to freezing
  • The water is for non-potable use only
  • Lids must be closed tightly to avoid danger to children or animals