WHY HARVEST RAINWATER?
SAVE OUR PLANTS. SAVE OUR LAKES. SAVE OUR RIVERS. SAVE OUR OCEANS.
Did you know that rainwater is better for your plants than city water? In fact, it's way better!. City water contains chlorine, fluoride, magnesium and other chemicals that can be potentially hazardous to plants. Rainwater is nature's perfect plant food. It contains natural amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, organic matter, even bird poop (yes bird poop) that help plants grow. Harvesting and storing rainwater can also reduce erosion and pollution to our rivers, lakes, and oceans by reducing the amount of storm water run off (A huge source of pollution in many urban areas).
SAVE FOR AN EMERGENCY
Storing rainwater is an excellent way to prepare for an emergency. What if the power goes out and you can't flush your toilet? Use rain water. What if you need an emergency water supply for cooking or even emergency drinking water? Use rainwater! Of course to drink it you also need a filter which we have in our Build-A-Barrel Options Box (optional).