Discover the beauty of Rainwater Harvesting!
Who says it has to be an eyesore?
"ACCORDING TO A GALLUP POLL MARCH 2008, WHEN AMERICANS ARE ASKED TO RATE THEIR LEVEL OF WORRY ABOUT EACH OF 12ENVIRONMENTALCONCERNS,THE TOP 4 RELATE TO THE QUALITY OF WATER."
It's SIMPLE. The RainXchange Rain Barrel can be incorporated into existing gutter and drainage systems.
It's RESPONSIBLE. Water restrictions do not apply to rain barrels. Storing rain water allows you to keep gardens growing during watering restrictions and reduce the burden for municipal water.
It's BENEFICIAL. Rain water is better for plants than municipally treated water.
- LARGE 75-gallon capacity!
- 5-year warranty
- Requires no electricity
- Large safety overflow keeps water in the barrel or away from the house
- Lid can also be used as a planter
- Thick plastic walls are durable and will withstand extreme conditions
- Childproof lockable lid
- Brass spigot for garden hose connection
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Screened Gutter Inlet
- Integrated planter helps naturalize the Rain Barrel into the landscape design
- Internally designed overflow keeps plumbing out of sight
Item#98766 - Rain Barrel (Terra Cotta)
Item#98767 - Rain Barrel (Sandstone)
Size: 40"H x 29"W
Rain Barrel Connection Kit - 98811 - (This is the Connection Kit ONLY - not the Rain Barrel itself)
3' of " kink free tubing
" MPT x " Barb Elbow
7/16" to 1" Stainless Steel Hose Clamp
" bulk head
Why Harvest Rainwater?
State of the Environment
Water is quickly becoming an "endangered species" on our blue planet.
Urban growth increases stormwater runoff, which in turn harms natural
waterways. All life requires water for survival. Becoming aware of the
current state of our environmental condition is the first step in
identifying viable solutions to ensure clean and healthy water for
- Local water sources such as lakes, reservoirs and groundwater continue to decline despite regular rain events.
- Demand is becoming greater than the supply and the rains that do fall on our ground are lost.
- Rainwater is actually flowing away from the area it falls on due to development.
- Water cannot soak into asphalt, concrete or shingles. It flows very
quickly off of these surfaces and in the process it carries a variety of
pollutants from dust and dirt to oils, fertilizers and pesticides.
- This mixture flows quickly into storm sewers and in some cases, ponds and streams.
- Highly developed areas can have 50% or more surface area covered by
impervious surfaces forcing water away from the area where it's needed.
- Increased water velocity strips the aquatic vegetation from the
shores exposing the soil to subsequent erosion and habitat loss.
- According to the EPA, urban runoff is the number one cause of pollution in coastal environments.
- Almost 50% of our stream miles, 45% of lake acres and 35% of estuary
and bay square miles surveyed by the EPA are considered below the
standards for fishing and swimming.
- As rainwater run-off is carried away it does not have the
opportunity to soak into the soil or groundwater reserves so our
aquifers continue to lose water and new water is not coming in.
- Wells throughout the country are going dry or have to be lowered to access the lower water levels.
- One inch of rainfall on a 2,000 square foot residential roof generates 1,250 gallons of water that can be reused.
- That same roof in a region receiving 30 inches of annual rainfall generates 41,000 gallons of reusable water.
- The average U.S. household with a 10,000 square foot lot uses up to 3,000 gallons of water weekly for landscape irrigation.
- Running a sprinkler for 2 hours can use up to 500 gallons of water.
- Seventy percent of water used at home is used outdoors.
- 66,175 gallons of water are used outdoors per household, per year.
Why let good water go to waste when you can reuse it for another purpose?
The benefits of harvesting rainwater are numerous, but some of the more prominent advantages include:
- Reduce water bills including city storm sewer charges
- Alleviate demand on municipal systems
- Avoid strict watering schedules
- Improved landscape growth
- Reduce flooding and erosion
- Efficient use of a valuable resource - water
Click Link for Aquascape Water for Life video: http://www.aquascapeinc.com/water_for_life_video