Rain Barrels Available for Your Home Use
Now that Mount Auburn has replaced these barrels with a 30,000 gallon underground cistern, these barrels are available for free. You can retrofit them to collect water at your home. There are dozens of videos so the industrious home gardener or handy person can get started. If you are interested in taking home a rain barrel please contact Candace Currie, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 – 607 – 1910.
eHow: How to Build a Rain Barrel
Mount Auburn’s Green Team leader, Candace Currie has been using a rain barrel in her home for several years. She has found that the water pressure from the barrel is too low to run a drip-irrigation hose if the hose is placed ‘upstream’ from the barrel even though it is still lower than the barrel; therefore, there are solar-powered options available to remedy the problem.
Read parts 1 & 2 of this water conservation series: