Rain barrels or rainwater harvesters are cisterns that are used to collect rainwater. These cisterns have been used for 3,000 years. They can usually hold between 50 to 80 gallons of rainwater.
Rain barrels have been a huge help for those people who have been using them, not to mention that it helps the environment as well. Nearly 40 percent of the water consumption in households accounts for gardening and irrigation. By using rain barrels, residents can save up to 1,300 gallons during the wet or growing season.
There are several types of rain harvesting systems. One good example is the RTS Home Accents Rain Barrel. This rain collection system has a look of an authentic oak barrel without the disadvantage of rotting like with other wooden barrels.
Types of RTS Home Accents Rain Barrels
RTS Home Accents 5600 50-Gallon Rain Water Collection Barrel (with Brass Spigot) – Wood Grain
This RTS Home Accents has an exquisite look of a wooden barrel! It has a flat back to ensure stability when placed against a wall. This 50-gallon barrel also includes a dual overflow hose hook up with a shutoff valve and a screen to prevent debris and insects going into the barrel.
RTS Home Accents 5600 50-Gallon Rain Water Collection Barrel (with Brass Spigot) – Brown
Same as the 5600 50-Gallon, with a genuine look of a wooden cistern and the strength of hard plastic, this RTS Home Accents Barrel will not rot like wood would. With its rts tv apk download brown color, it’ll certainly add to the aesthetic value of your garden.
RTS Home Accents 5400 50-Gallon Rain Water Collection Barrel (with Brass Spigot) – Tan
A brass spigot, a dual over flow hose with shutoff nozzle, a screen to prevent insects and debris, a flat back for stability, and the looks of genuine wood.
It has been consistently rated 4/5 stars, so it sells well and a lot of their users are happy. Although a lot of users find this product appealing because of its authentic wooden looks that blend well with their lawn or garden, a number of the users also mentioned that, when the barrel is filled up with all 50-gallons of rainwater, the barrel tends to bow where the flat surface rests on the wall. Even if you would empty the barrel, once it bows, there is no way of straightening the flat surface.
An RTS Home Accent Barrel is without a doubt authentic to look at, most users are happy with it, of course some would say otherwise. It’s hard to please everyone.