Rain Barrels

Using rain barrels to catch and store rain water is a very old practice that is now making a comeback.  Today’s rain barrels are equipped so that they can easily be connected to your downspout, have overflow devices in case they fill up, and have screens and other elements that prevent mosquitoes from becoming a problem.  Rain barrels are a great source of water during those especially dry periods and can help significantly reduce your water bill.  They can be used in conjunction with a rain garden, a conventional garden, or even if you just want a supply of water for your lawn.

Rain barrels can usually be found at larger garden centers such as Lowe’s or Home Depot.  Local resources include:

Park + Vine
Locally made by Cincy Rain Barrels
http://www.parkandvine.com/ (click on “The Goods” and scroll down)
Phone: 513- 721-7275

Knochelmann & Gurley Green Solutions
Delivery and installation available
Contact: gogreen@kggreensolutions.com
Brad Knochelmann – (859) 466-5799
Brian Gurley – (859) 466-3975

Cincy Rain Barrels
Locally made rain barrels
Dylan Tennison- 513-600-1025

Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
Do it Yourself Rain Barrel Kits
Peter Huttinger- 513-221-0981; phuttinger@civicgardencenter.org

Green City Resources
Green Roofs, Rain gardens, Bio-retention, etc…
Pam Simmons and Rose Seeger

Earth Minded Consumer Products
Headquarters in Delaware, Ohio
Area Retailer – Long Brothers Packaging, 1 Louise Court Ludlow, KY 41016, (859) 261-3694

Barrels with planters on top, Buy in bulk
Mitzi Bender- 859-619-9288
mbender@insightbb.com or http://www.raintainer.com/

Garden WaterSaver
Downspout diverter – www.gardenwatersaver.com
Parma, OH – 888-232-7491, gardensaver@gmail.com

Bi-County Farm Bureau Co-op
Florence, KY

Please let us know at swcd@clermontcountyohio.gov if you know of other sources, or if there are problems with the contacts/links above.