What is a Rain Barrel?

Generally sized between 50 and 60 gallons, a rain barrel is a container connected to a downspout on your home, office or garage. Its purpose is to capture some of the precipitation that lands on the roof and store it for future use. A barrel is often a container recycled from a previous life in the food industry, or it can be a brand new container made for this purpose. If you use a recycled container make sure that it is food grade. Do not use a barrel that previously held chemicals or other possible toxins.

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1. What is a Rain Barrel?
2. What are the benefits of using a Rain Barrel?
3. How should I set up my rain barrel?
4. Do I have to buy my rain barrel from a certain vendor?
5. How many times can I apply for the rebate?
6. What if my barrel costs less than $30?
7. Can I get the rebate if I build my own barrel?
8. How do I get help installing my rain barrel?
9. What is non-potable water?
10. Where should I send my rebate form?