It's Raining, It's Pouring…The Barrels Are Working!


Today’s rain has put those newly installed Rainwater Harvesting barrels to work! All of you who have already received your barrels know that they fill up quickly. One good thing to note is that the barrels come equipped with spouts to allow for additional barrels to be hooked up and collect overflow. Also, we’ve read blog posts about people filling up buckets (during lulls in the rain) to water plants and also hooking up hoses to help divert some of the water to permeable surfaces.

Read some Mar Vista bloggers who are talking about their experience:

http://marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com/2009/10/our-barrels-runneth-over.html
http://marvistamom.com/2009/10/13/this-just-in-rain-barrels-do-collect-rain/

(Photo from Sherri Akers’ barrel)

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    Sarah Auerswald
    October 15th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    The barrels are fantastic, and it was really interesting to see how fast they filled up. I will have to get myself some more barrels and link them up through the overflow valves. Thanks so much for this doing this project!

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