Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month: Rain Barrels
Want a simple way to reduce energy and water use in your home and add an attractive accent to your yard? Install a decorative terra cotta rain barrel.
Available in various sizes, they can collect up to 65 gallons of rainwater, depending on location and rainfall. They’re best placed beneath a downspout, or in any spot where there is ample runoff when it rains.
Many models include a spigot to which you can attach a hose for watering your grass or garden instead of using your home’s water supply. Some barrels even double as flower planters too.
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