Video: use rain barrels to reduce water consumption


Found this great video via GreenIowa AmeriCorps’ Twitter page. This video demonstrates how to reduce water consumption by creating rain barrels. These barrels allow people to use rainwater for watering needs around the yard. According to the video, the average homeowner uses 40% of their household water in their yard during the summer.

Now is a great time for Iowans to build a rain barrel. Iowa’s rainy season goes from April through September. June has the highest average rainfall of any month in Iowa.

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