What are the benefits of using a Rain Barrel?

Using harvested rainwater can reduce the amount of treated water pulled from the community’s water supply. Consider all the ways you use water outside: washing your bike or car, watering potted plants, irrigating a landscaped bed, or any number of other activities. The water you use for these does not need to be potable, or, treated to the standard of drinking water. Captured rainwater will do the job just as well. In addition, rainwater captured in a barrel can still be used outdoors even when we’re under drought restrictions.

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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?