Rain Barrels

A post recently on the Yahoo Bioretention Group by Rick Stanford included a bunch of Rain Barrel sources:

” The Internet is full of design suggestions for rain barrels that are
different from the typical blue plastic barrel. For instance, see:


and you can enclose them in various structures. For instance:


I’d encourage the folks you talk with to consider the larger concept
of rainwater harvesting, and suggest rain barrels as only one of a
variety of techniques that can be used. Another technique that is
often used, and doesn’t have the unsightly above-ground barrel, is
the cistern.

A whole pile of ideas and links can be found at:



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Theodore Scott is the Founder and Executive Vice President fo SMC, formerly Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting.
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