Provides you with free water and is good for the environment. Rebates may be available from DWP. (Click here for details)
According to the federal EPA, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer. A rain barrel collects water and stores it for when you need it most --during periods of drought -- to water plants, wash your car, or to top a swimming pool. It provides ample supply of free "soft water" to homeowners, containing no chlorine, lime or calcium making it ideal for gardens, flower pots, and car and window washing. And best of all, the water is FREE.
According to the federal EPA, a rain barrel will save most homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Saving water not only saves you money – it also helps protect the environment by reducing runoff into the storm drain system or other receiving bodies of water.