It takes a lot of water to produce the food we eat, the energy we use and all the things that we buy. Use our water saving tips below to reduce your water use by setting up a rain barrel. You’ll find lots of ways to shrink your water footprint.
Set up a rain barrel under a gutter outside your house. On average, you can catch 4 gallons of water a day (more in really rainy areas) to use for watering the lawn, washing the car, etc. Just don’t drink it, and make sure to keep it covered with a fine-mesh screen so it doesn’t breed mosquitoes. Check your local municipal regulations to see if a rain barrel is allowed.
Direct gutter downspouts and the water drain line from your air conditioner to a flowerbed, tree base or your lawn.
Learn more about rain barrels.