What is a Rain Barrel?

Rain Barrel

Collecting rainwater for use during dry months in rain barrels or other depositories is an ancient and traditional practice. Historical records show that rainwater was collected in simple clay containers as far back as 2,000 years ago in Thailand, and throughout other areas of the world after that. With the increasing restrictions on our local well usage and drought restrictions now facing much of the United States during the summer months, more and more homeowners in our modern society are turning to the harvesting of rainwater to save money and protect this precious natural resource.

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It is a common belief in most of the world is that water is an infinite resource to exploit as needed, but as the saying goes, "you don’t know the value of water until the well is running dry." This is especially true in these dry months of the U.S. where most of the municipal water comes from overstressed underground aquifers. Whereas rainwater is considered a renewable natural resource, many aquifers are being "mined," that is, communities are drawing out more water than the aquifer naturally receives to recharge it. As drought begin to call attention to an increasing water crisis, people are seeking ways minimize impact on our local water supplies. Rain barrels can be part of the solution. Just look outside your window the next time it rains and imagine all the water that’s running down your driveway being put to beneficial use in your home, house plants and garden! AWT Vinyl siding would like to help you with Your water conservation need. We can install your rain barrel or help you with the design of a storage system. We can handle your project in a most professional manner. You will be saving water resources in a few days. Just give us a call or request an estimate form this site.

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