What is a Rain Barrel used for?
The process of capturing, storing and directing rainwater runoff and putting it to use is called rainwater collection. It is also called rainwater “harvesting.” Water from roof gutter downspouts is directed onto landscaped areas and is incidentally consumed by plants. This form of use is not regarded as rainwater harvesting. Get information to start rainwater collection with CSU Extension’s Rain Barrel Resources.
Video Resources for Rainwater Collection
How to make a DIY Rain Barrel
Install a Rain Barrel
How to Use Your Harvested Rainwater
How to Winterize Your Rain Barrel