50 Years Of Celebrating Earth Day

Help The Earth: Invest In A Rain Barrel

This year marks the 50th anniversary we have been celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day first started in 1970 when 20 million Americans protested for a new way forward for our planet. Every year it’s a push to wave action of living in a clean climate. A great way to live a more eco-friendly life is by investing in a Rain Barrel. It is one of the best investments you can make for your home. Rain Barrels are a system that collects and stores rainwater from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams. Rainwater is free and naturally soft.

How Do Rain Barrels Help The Earth?

They help our environment by reducing water pollution and decreasing the amount of stormwater runoff reaching our streams and rivers. They improve both soil and water quality and composting reduces climate change.

Harvesting water is a practice that goes back to the dawn of human civilization. In Iowa, we receive a lot of precipitation that helps water our plants, flowers, and crops but with a Rain Barrel, you can use that water for so much more.

What Can I Use The Rain Water For?

While you can’t drink the rainwater because that requires energy and the addition of chemicals but there are plenty of other processes you can use them for. The more ways you use the rainwater, the more you will be helping the earth. You can use this water for a number of things:

  • Watering outside gardens, flowers, and vegetables

  • Watering houseplants

  • Washing vehicles

  • Doing laundry

  • Washing windows

  • Taking showers

  • Flushing toilets

  • Filling a pool or hot tub

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Rainwater is free. It is naturally soft. It has not been processed by the local utility for drinking, which requires energy and the addition of chemicals. Rain barrels offer homeowners a chance to capture and use rainwater from the roof of the home and or garage.

Interested In Rain Harvesting?

There are a variety of rain barrels on the market today, from homemade to decorative manufactured ones. What you should look for in a barrel is durability. Celebrate Earth Day by helping reduce water pollution and save some money in the process by investing in a Rain Barrel.

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