Rain barrels are used by homeowners to collect and store rainwater that runs off of the roof of their homes. This water is ideal for washing and watering gardens, and collecting it helps divert rain from entering storm drains, reducing runoff, and minimizing the risk of overflows during heavy rainfall.
Why capture rain water?
There are many benefits to using a rain barrel, especially in Kamloops with our semi-arid climate. A rain barrel is designed to capture rainwater and store it until you need it. Rain barrels benefit the environment, your plants, and your budget.
How do you maintain a rain barrel?
A bit of maintenance will go a long way toward the longevity of your rain barrel. Consider these good habits: