Octagonal Rain Barrels

Arid Solutions makes these unique and practical rain barrels. Their octagonal shape increases the durability of the barrel. Each barrel has two overflow outlets, allowing you to connect multiple tanks together. The system show here is actually two 54 gallon barrels: one is stacked on top of the other for a total of 108 gallons.

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Recycled Rain Barrels

Aaron makes rain barrels out of recycled plastic, and runs an informative web site about rain water harvesting. The 58 gallon rain barrels are made out of thick food-grade plastic, and can withstand both hot and cold temperatures. The barrels connect directly to the downspout of your rain gutter. They are also paintable (with Krylon […]

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Producing Drinking Water from Rain Water

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It is possible to produce pure drinking water from rain water using a combination of devices costing around $300 total. Here’s how to do it: Install a roof washer and a rain barrel ($200). A roof washes diverts the first ten gallons or so of rain water away from your barrel — it contains such […]

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