With summer on its way, our attention turns outdoors. Reduce your water footprint with a rain barrel. Water collected in rain barrels (connected to gutter downspouts) is perfect for watering lawns and gardens, saving water from a hose. Make sure to cover the rail barrel with a fine mesh screen to prevent breeding mosquitoes.
Haven’t calculated your water footprint yet? Go to www.watercalculator.org and find out how much water you use. Then read more about how rain barrels can help you conserve water.