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May 31, 2007


Kate H.

Oh, yes, you'll enjoy having the rain barrel. I made mine out of an old whiskey cask (from the local WalMart, believe it or not) and put it in about three years ago. I only wish I'd installed a second one at the same time for an overflow.


That's great that the city of Vancouver has these available, and they look nifty. We just assembled ours this spring and so far it's been getting so much water (1 rain = full rain barrel), that we're thinking of adding another one.

The only thing I did hear though is that if you have an asphalt roof, you won't want to water your vegetable garden with the water because it may carry toxins from the roof. Just in case you didn't know.

Santo Caridine

That's one good reminder, Rosemarie. It's good that you have one of these rain barrels installed for your home. But take note of Rosemarie's advice about having this rain barrel system installed for certain types of roofing.

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