28 Feb '15, 1am

Remember rain barrels? Here's a guide to starting one in your backyard

A contemporary rain barrel system is a simple affair. They're also getting easier to find. Your local home improvement store is likely to have a couple ready-to-install models to choose from, and there are dozens of varieties available online. A typical setup is a diversion line which runs from your rain gutter downspout, a length of tubing, and one or more barrels with a cover. The barrel will be mounted with a spigot or hose fitting at the bottom for water withdrawal. You can also buy free-standing systems designed to collect rainwater on their own.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/how-to-start...

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