No matter where you live the reasons for having a rain barrel or rain divert system are beneficial. You may want to use them to keep water out of storm and combined sewer systems which would benefit not only you but the community you live in. Also they will protect our rivers, lakes, and streams from runoff pollution.
For your home they will help to control moisture levels around the foundation of your house as well as provide oxygenated, un-chlorinated water, ideal for your garden and house plants.
Using a rain divert system along with your rain barrel you will be able to direct overflow to where you want it thereby reducing water and wastewater bills. Conserving water in the summer months is also beneficial to save money when demand is at it's highest
Check out these recommended Rain Barrels & Rain Diverters!
Achla 50 Gallon Wood Grain Rain Catcher
Features removable debris screen. Built-in 4 foot hose with thumb valve stores neatly in slot at top of the barrel. Made of durable, UV-stable polyethylene. Link two or more together in seconds. A foolproof linking kit is included with every barrel, so you can add capacity as your garden expands. Read More >>
Achla Rain Catcher 54 Gallon Water Barrel
Rain Catcher water barrel with 54 US gallon (45 Imperial gallon) capacity. Compact enough to fit on a deck or patio. Features a debris screen with child-safe lid. Designed with an overflow tube to divert excess water away. Built-in outlet hose with convenient shut-off valve. 32" high x 24" diameter barrel. Read More >>
Fiskars Salsa 58 Gallon Rain Harvesting System
The Fiskars Rain Barrel System is an easy way to collect, store, and dispense this valuable resource, so you can use it to provide much-needed moisture for your vegetable garden, container planters, and even indoor plants. Read More >>
RainReserve Rain Barrel Basic Rain Diverter
The RainReserve Complete Diverter System includes custom-made wood-look barrel with automatic overflow and pleasant appearance. Containers can be located away from the downspout for convenience or appearance. Read More >>
RTS Home Accents 50 Gallon Rain Water Barrel
The RTS Accents rain barrel has many unique features including a flat back to sit flush against a wall, linkable to other rain barrels for increased capacity, screen to keep out debris and insects, and a shut off valve for hose hook up with dual overflow Read More >>