As water become a more precious and expensive commodity, many people are turning
to rainwater collection. Local populations consistently grow but, unfortunately,
the local water supply usually does not. Conservation efforts can lead to dead lawns
and limited access to water. A simple way to increase the amount of water at your
disposal is through the use of a rain harvesting system. Whether utilized as a main
water source or as a backup, rain collection provides a free source of fresh water.
This reduces reliance on the municipal water supply and the costs associated with
it. Additionally, rain collection can abate drainage problems along with soil and
foundation erosion from storm runoff and water pooling. Rainwater can be used for
a myriad of indoor and outdoor purposes: from washing the car, pets, and laundry
to bathing and drinking, depending on the purification system and local regulations.
Rain harvesting systems are durable and easy to install and maintain. Rain harvesting
increases self-sufficiency regardless of setting: urban, rural, arid, wet, commercial,
or residential. Plastic-Mart offers a wide range of collection systems to choose
from for flexibility in implementation into existing structures or the design of
new construction. Offering rain harvesting solutions from companies like RTS, Snyder,
Graf, Bushman, Nino and more, you are sure to find the perfect product to meet your
Plastic-Mart's rain barrels are the perfect solution collect and store rainwater
for non-potable use. Rain barrels come in a variety of colors, most commonly seen
in green, white, black, and brown. Generally, they are opaque to minimize exposure
to light in order to slow algae growth. They can be decorative or purely functional
in style, and sizes usually range from 40 gallons to 80 gallons. They are great
for conserving water, energy, and money, since water will not need to be purchased
for outdoor watering. Collected rainwater is perfect for a number of non-potable,
water-intensive activities like watering plants or washing windows, pets, and vehicles.
Made from a variety of materials, rain barrels can be used year round, and are commonly
positioned under downspouts to collect water draining from the roof top. Many barrels
come with screened lids to limit debris from entering. The hose shutoff valve imbedded
in most barrels allow the filling of watering cans or the connection of hoses for
direct watering or to chain barrels together to increase capacity. Rain barrels
make a sound financial investment as they provide access to free water after initial
set-up costs. Consider, a 1,500 square foot house could collect over 800 gallons
of water for every 1 inch of rain.
With level monitors, pumps, filters, diverters and more, Plastic-Mart also offers
a full range of accessories to transform your new rain barrel into a full rainwater
collection system. With a wide variety of sizes and styles to choose from, Plastic-Mart is sure to have the right rain barrel for you.