A smart way to saveby Elizabeth Roskam - No Comments
Posted on July 11th, 2011 10:04 pm
While visiting my cousin in Calgary, I admired her beautiful garden. What caught my eye, though, was a barrel nestled among the flowers and plants. The barrel was situated under the downspout to collect rain from the roof. My cousin used this water to care for her garden. I loved that concept.
Lo and behold I found that the Conservation Foundation offered rain barrels. So I picked one up a from their headquarters at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road in Naperville and recruited my Congressman to help me install it.
It's as easy as cutting a downspout, attaching a flexible elbow and placing the rain barrel underneath it. It is sealed, safe and ready for use in the garden by attaching a hose to the spigot at the bottom of the barrel. (thank you Peter!)
This is a great low tech way to save money and conserve water. A fun addition to the garden!
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