by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Spring has arrived, at least according to the calendar in the northern hemisphere even though it may feel as if winter has returned, and that means that sooner or later we will be needing water again in our garden.
Maybe, in all honesty, this project should have been considered already in the autumn of the previous year in order to make use of the water from rain and snow during autumn and winter but even now it is still time.
While in many parts of the USA it is illegal to actually harvest rainwater, which is stupid in the extreme, I know, the City of Bremerton in Washington State not only encourages it residents to use plastic barrels to catch rain water and reuse it; the city has actually created a website page showing them how to do it.
Click here to view or download the fact sheet: http://www.cityofbremerton.com/content/forms/MakeYourOwnRainBarrel.pdf
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