How to Make a Rain Barrel
Don't let that rainwater go to waste. This easy, recycled rain barrel project puts money back in your pocket.
Photo By: Mick Telkamp
Conserve Water, Build a Rain Barrel!
Choosing a Barrel
Plastic barrels suitable for use as a rain barrel can be purchased new, but many can be found secondhand for a fraction of the cost. We're using a recycled food-grade barrel originally used for shipping pickles found on Craigslist. Wherever you get it, make sure it's a food-grade barrel to avoid passing on any residual contaminants into your garden.