Rain Barrels

The Wabash County SWCD is partnering with Wabash Co. Solid Waste Management District to sell Rain Barrels and provide workshops. We do still have some barrels available!

A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams.Dolby

What are the Advantages of a Rain Barrel?

  • ·It SavesYou Money!

A rain barrel will save most homeowners about1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Saving water not only helps protect the environment, it saves you money and energy (decreased demand for treated tap water).

  • ·         Helps Reduce Stormwater!

Pollution Rain water stored in rain barrels helps reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and the amount of pollutants that are picked up and carried to storm sewers, creeks and rivers.

  • ·         Conserves Water Supply Resources!

Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer. Rainwater used from rain barrels helps reduce the amount of water used from underground aquifers.

  • ·         Better for Plants and Gardens!

Rainwater stored in rain barrels is naturally soft water and devoid of minerals, chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals. For this reason, plants respond very well to rainwater. After all, it’s what plants in the wild thrive on!

  • ·         Helps InformYour Neighbors!

One of the best reasons to start harvesting rainwater with rain barrels is to teach and encourage others to do the same, you will help to spread the culture of rainwater collection and in turn, help your larger community and the environment.

The Wabash Co. SWMD is selling 55 gallon plastic rain barrels made from re-cycled food quality barrels.  These barrels have been kept out of our landfills and UpCylced into a “second life” as a rain barrel. The rain barrels have a screw on top with screen mesh to keep out debris and mosquitoes, an overflow hose connection, drain valve, and a connection to attach additional barrels.  Once installed to your downspout, these barrels are very durable and can be left in place for years.  A rain barrel would make a great addition to your home, office, or as a gift for someone.  For the price list or more information please call (260) 563-7649(SWMD) or 260-563-7486 ext. 3(SWCD)



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