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Everything Old is New Again!

The Rain Barrel is making its return to environmentally-aware homes and gardens. The barrels collect run-off from roofs and repurpose it for watering gardens. The gathered water saves money by not requiring the use of “metered” water for plants, and it prevents the run-off from entering the water-treatment system - requiring expensive processing. The barrels can be a little pricey to purchase (though well worth the expense), but are relatively easy to make--some of the local agencies and garden centers may even be having classes on the construction.

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