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Water Conservation Made Easy!


Did you know for each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water? That’s a lot of water you could use to keep your plants and lawn healthy all summer! Catching the water is simple; all you need is a big plastic trashcan, a few building materials and a little know-how.

Here’s how to create your own rain barrel:

Here’s how to create your own rain barrel:

Materials list:

  • 1 large plastic garbage can (the larger it is, the more water you can collect)
  • 1 tube of watertight sealant or roll of Teflon tape for plumbing
  • 2 rubber washers
  • 2 metal washers
  • 1 hose clamp
  • 1 spigot
  • A drill
  • Landscaping fabric

Get to drilling.

Start by drilling a hole near the bottom of the barrel. This is where your spigot will go, so be sure to use a drill bit that's a little smaller than or the same size as the spigot.

Make way for the spigot.

Place a metal washer onto the threaded end of spigot, then put a snugly fitting rubber washer over the threads to help hold the washer in place and prevent leakage.

Seal it up tight.

Apply a bead of waterproof sealant over your rubber washer and then insert the spigot into the hole. Once the sealant has dried, run a rubber washer, followed by a metal washer onto the threads of the spigot inside the barrel. To hold the spigot snugly in place, secure it with a hose clamp. This will ensure you spigot doesn’t come loose from the barrel.

Create an entrance and an exit.

So the water can enter the rain barrel from your home’s downspout... carefully cut a whole in the lid. For your exit, drill a couple of holes near the top of your trash can to accommodate water overflow.

Keep out critters and debris.

Create a barrier to pesky mosquitoes and leaves by cutting a piece of landscaping fabric and placing it over the top of your barrel. Then put your carefully cut lid on the barrel.

Place your rain barrel.

With the construction of your barrel complete, simply place it under your home’s downspout. Now all you have to do is wait for it to rain.


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