May 26, 2008
IN THE MIDST OF A WATER CRISIS, RAIN BARRELS ARE BOTH ECO AND WALLET-FRIENDLY
Rain barrels have been around for centuries and are one of the best ways to keep your lawn looking fresh and green when water resources are limited. The rain water that a rain barrel collects can be used to water your lawn and garden throughout the year, allowing you to depend less on the city’s limited water supply while reducing your water bill at the same time. It is estimated that for each inch of rain that falls on a one thousand square foot roof, you can collect six hundred gallons of water. If this water is used exclusively for watering your lawn, you could expect to cut your water bill by up to fifty percent.
Rain water is also naturally soft water, unlike most tap water, which is free of chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride. Chemicals that are normally found in tap water can be harmful to your plants and the soil. By using all-natural rain water, you will be doing what is best for your plants. Best of all, rain barrels are easy to install. Simply place them under a downspout and you’re set.
Southern Metal Roofing, an eco-friendly Atlanta roofing company, is currently running a limited time offer where customers receive a complimentary genuine oak rain barrel with a qualified purchase. Oak rain barrels normally run between $200 and $250, making this special, including set-up and delivery, a great deal.