In keeping with my commitment from Week it is now almost spring, which means it’s time to start collecting rainwater! Of course, I needed to construct the rain barrel first .
How to Construct Rain Barrels
Conserve precious rain water and save money by making your own rain barrel. Use it to water your plants and lawn -- 1 inch of rain falling off a 1,000 square foot house can equal about 600 gallons of water! Don't let any of that go to waste! DIY instructions here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4604915_make-rain-barrels.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage
Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water to use in your garden, or your lawn. If we ever got rain.