RAIN BARRELS Village of Elm Grove Beautification Committee http://www.elmgrovewi.org/beautification_committee.htm Preserving the Environment with:
Preserving the Environment with:
Automatic Overflow. The overflow valve located on the upper part of the barrel diverts excess rain to a nearby garden, additional barrel, or distant area.
Automatic Overflow.The overflow valve located on the upper part of the barrel diverts excess rain to a nearby garden, additional barrel, or distant area
RAIN BARRELS COME IN DIFFERENT STYLES. This “pickle barrel style” is also available upon request or at select locations.
LINE ‘EM UP: for weeks of clean fresh “free water”!
RAIN BARRELS CAN ADD INTEREST to your home.
Placement and creativity can make your Rain Barrel special.
RAIN BARRELS ARE PAINTABLE.
Tell the parking attendant that you have come to pick up your Rain Barrel's, and you will be allowed in without paying the parking fee.
Place concrete blocks where you decide to install your Rain Barrel. Check for level placement.
The higher the barrel is off the ground, the more water pressure you will get out of the hose that you connect to the bottom faucet on the Rain Barrel. Place your Rain Barrel on the blocks.
“I use 4 concrete blocks which provides great pressure.”, Dawn
Determine where your downspout will connect to the Rain Barrel. Don't forget to account for any attachments needed, especially if you have a round downspout going into the square barrel insert.
Mark the downspout where you need to cut it.
Make sure you direct the hose
away from the foundation of your
home so you don't cause water
problems in your basement.
Enjoy free water by the barrel!
Producer: Dawn Balcom
Elm Grove Beautification Committee Member