August 9, 2016

Clermont SWCD Offers Rain Barrels for Sale

rainbarrelRainwater collection is an age old technology that is gaining popularity. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider installing a rain barrel.

  1. Most homeowners can save about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months.
  2. Plants grow better in rain water than chlorinated water.
  3. You can use it to wash your dog.
  4. Rain barrels help reduce the volume of storm water runoff, which can help reduce drainage problems.
  5. Rain water is especially good for exotic plants inside your home.
  6. Save energy by decreasing the demand for tap water.
  7. No water spots when you wash your car. Rain water is soft and untreated.
  8. Wash off muddy boots and clean garden tools.
  9. Great for washing windows.
  10. You can paint your barrel so that it can match your house and landscaping.

The Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District is currently selling 50-gallon rain barrels for $80. The barrels come in granite and terra cotta colors and include a reversible planter lid that is decorative and functional. Click here for rain barrel specifications. If you are interested, call Clermont SWCD at 513-732-7075 ext. 2, or email

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