How To Build and Install a Rain Barrel

How To Build and Install a Rain Barrel

A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater form your roof. Rain barrels connect to a gutter's downspout, next to the house, and collect water that would otherwise be lost to runoff.

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Winning Ways With Water

Winning Ways With Water

Built Green is an environmental building program designed to provide home buyers with durable, eco-friendly homes that are both cost effective to own and to operate. Every home must meet certain standards to be qualified as a Built Green home.

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Rain Barrel Fact Sheet

Rain Barrel Fact Sheet

Rain barrels help conserve water by collecting rainwater from the roof into a 50-55 gallon barrel connected to the downspout. Instead of watering from the tap or faucet, you can use the water collected in a rain barrel to keep your home's landscape well watered and growing.

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What Is A Rain Barrel?

What Is A Rain Barrel?

A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from your roof, storing the water in a 55 gallon drum. This water would otherwise be lost to runoff.

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Rain Barrel Fact Sheet

Rain Barrel Fact Sheet

A rain barrel is a rain harvesting system that is connected to a downspout from your home. By collecting rainwater, you can conserve water and save money. Water collected in the rain barrel can then be used to water the garden, wash the car, or a variety of other outdoor uses.

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Rain Barrel Assembly

Rain Barrel Assembly

A rain barrel is placed under the gutter's downspout, next to the house, to collect rainwater from the roof. Rain barrels help conserve water use.

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Rain Barrel Fact Sheet: Care and Maintenance

Rain Barrel Fact Sheet: Care and Maintenance

Rain barrels are connected to a gutter's downspout to collect rainwater from the roof for use in the garden and other outdoor uses. Most problems with rain barrels can be easily avoided if water is not allowed to stand in the barrel for more than five to seven days.

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How To Make Your Own Rain Barrel

How To Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Follow the basic design shown in this fact sheet to assemble your own rain barrel for about $30.

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Energy-Efficient Water Heating

Energy-Efficient Water Heating

Are you tired of running out of hot water when you need it most? Do you want to spend less money on your water heating bills? You can help your water heater to provide more hot water by following a...

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Water Management Construction Details

Water Management Construction Details

Good water management practices require good drainage details from roof to foundation that work in such a way that water is directed downward and outward. Some critical components are roofs, doors, windows, crawl spaces and foundations.

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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting can be as simple as placing a barrel under a shortened downspout. Larger systems require more thought, but once the concept is understood, even larger systems seem simple. Download this fact sheet to learn about rainwater harvesting.

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Graywater Use for Irrigation

Graywater Use for Irrigation

Graywater is defined as untreated household wastewater, which has not come into contact with toilet waste. There are many benefits to "harvesting" graywater, but there are also challenges to be addressed. This fact sheet from Build It Green details the considerations for graywater use.

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