Energy & Sustainability
Build your own rain barrels

Rain barrels are easy to make and conserve both water and money. This tutorial, and the longer one it links to, shows you how.

Build your own rain barrel to conserve water and save money – Link

12 thoughts on “Build your own rain barrels

  1. Absolutely. My hair (and I have a lot of it) was never shinier or healthier than when washing with water from a rainwater tank.

  2. Interestingly, where I live (Colorado Springs) it’s literally against the law to save your rain runoff, even if it’s coming off your roof and out of your gutters. I’m not sure if this is a Colorado state thing, or a local legal weirdness, but it’s worth a little investigation if you intend to do this sort of thing on a biggish scale.


    –Jeff Duntemann
    Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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