Collecting rain water in a barrel or other container for future use is an old-time practice with real value in the present day. Like rain gardens, this practice protects natural resources by reducing the amount of rain fall that flows into rivers and streams.
A rain barrel, created by Amberley maintenance staff, has been installed at the back garage on Village Hall grounds. Check it out the next time you’re walking on the track or playing tennis!
A primary use for water collected in a rain barrel is watering landscapes and gardens, using it directly from the barrel. Naturally soft in composition, devoid of minerals, chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals, rainwater can help improve the health of gardens, lawns and trees.
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