What is a rain barrel?
A rain barrel captures water from your downspout and stores it. You can use it to water plants in your garden or simply let the water soak slowly into the ground during dry weather. There are many styles and types of rain barrels available. You can even build your own from a cleaned and recycled 55-gallon plastic drum. Explore some sources for purchasing rain barrels.

Show All Answers

1. Water enters my basement every time it rains. What actions can I take to correct the problem?
2. What’s the best way to filter stormwater in my yard?
3. What is a rain garden?
4. What is a rain barrel?
5. What is BayScaping?
6. Who do I call for information about flood prevention?