Rain barrels are a form of rainwater harvesting, which is the capture, diversion and storage of rainwater for landscape irrigation. Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, save money on your water bill and reduce stormwater run-off. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that rain barrels can save up to 1,300 gallons of water over the three month summer peak period.
Rain Barrel Workshop Materials:
- City of Bellingham’s Rain Barrel Installation Guide (PDF)
- Materials and Tools List (PDF)
- Rain Barrel Vendor List (PDF)
- Workshop PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)