Rain Barrels: 15 DIY and Ready-To-Buy Options

Rain Barrels: 15 DIY and Ready-To-Buy Options

We're full into Summer and high-watering season, and while some areas of the country are getting too much rainfall and others are desperate for some, it seems we can all agree that reusing rainwater, rather than fresh water is the most common-sense way to irrigate our plants. Luckily throughout the years rainwater collection has become more popular and we've come across a great variety of rain harvesting options — both DIY and ready to buy.

Shown above the jump from left to right:

Top Row
1. The Hero 365 RC-1 Rain Collector
2. 'A Drop of Water' Rain Barrel by Bas van der Veer
3. Garden Find: Torrefied Wooden Rain Collector
4. Second Rain: Inconspicuous Rain Collection
5. Rain Catchment Systems

Middle Row
6. RainXchange: Modular Underground Rainwater Cistern
7. Rainwater HOG: Small, Modular Rainwater Collection
8. Cista: Rainwater Harvesting Concept
9. LOOK! Rain Barrels on Parade
10. Can You Spot The Cistern? Harvesting Rain in the Northwest

Bottom Row (DIY)
11. How To: Make an Incognito Water Catchment System
12. How To: Make a $25 DIY Rainbarrel
13. How To: Make a Rainwater Collection Barrel
14. How To Make A Rain Barrel
15. How To: Rain Barrel Watering System

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