Why let naturally soft water go down the drain?
Many Southern Californians are catching and saving rain water with this inexpensive device.
When not in use,Rain Saver folds neatly into the downspout. But the moment a storm comes, you can quickly unfold the diverting spout and catch the rain that passes through your downspout.
- Use any receptacle you want!
- You’ll have plenty of healthy rain water to use for your garden, indoor plants, or even to wash your car.
- You can help conserve water and even slow excessive rain run-off with the Rain Saver.
Help conserve water by adding a rain barrel to your new gutter system.
Reusing something can be even better than recycling it.
We offer a variety of rain barrels. Some are recycled without any melting or reforming of plastic because they were already designed to hold liquids in a safe way. By collecting rain water in these barrels, you not only conserve expensive treated drinking water, but you are also keeping plastic out of the landfill.
Our utility barrel (upper left corner) is a food grade barrel that once held olives, pickles, and other bulk items. They are safe for use as rain barrels. Unlike barrels that were used to transport chemicals, these barrels have no toxic residue and are ready to use right away.
For those customers that want a more decorative type barrel, we have four types of container that use recycled materials. They are available in Terra Cotta, Rustic Brown, and Earthtone.
All barrels come with a valve or spigot so you can fill your watering bucket directly from the barrel, or attach a soaker type hose from the barrel to your garden.
The following two paragraphs are taken from an August 2001 Wall Street Journal article about the resurgence of rain barrels in suburban neighborhoods:
Until the 1940s, the rain barrel was a common sight at farms and homes throughout rural America. Rainwater often was softer than pipe-supplied water, and wooden feed-barrels scattered beneath the steep roof of a barn could catch hundreds of gallons of water during a brief shower. But with modern plumbing, the rain barrel became unnecessary. Today, what many city folks know about rain barrels comes from reruns of “Petticoat Junction” and an old children’s song that asks a playmate to “shout down my rain barrel; slide down my cellar door.”
Jim Cox, a 46-year-old international-trade expert in Rockport, Mass., says his tomatoes and peppers respond better to rainwater than to the cold water from a hose, which can shock plants in hot weather. Mr. Cox connects two… calculating that each rainwater harvest is enough to keep his garden soaked for one rainless week.