Rain barrels - reduce peak stormwater runoff and save water for gardening

Rain barrels are a low-cost option to harvest rain water for your garden and benefit the environment by reducing runoff volume and reducing peak runoff flow rates. Installing a rain barrel is not complicated, but there are a few tips to keep in mind. Check with your town's water department for suggested suppliers.

"How to" links:
Rain Barrels and other Water Conservation Tools on the MassDEP website
Rain Barrel Guide
Mass Clean Water Toolkit, RainBarrels
MAPC's Rain Barrel fact sheet
Rainwater Recovery Systems professional services