One of the simplest ways to preserve water is the use of rain barrels. These can help minimize residential flooding during heavy rains while providing water for gardening and other tasks. Typically, one mm of rain on one square metre of roof area produces one litre of water to use in your containers, houseplants, garden, or even your lawn.
The benefits of rain barrels are clear:
- It’s FREE water that you can collect for your gardens and lawns
- Decreases the impact on our Assiniboine River
- Conserving water for future generations
- You can SAVE MONEY on your water bills!
Here is a useful guide to creating your own rain barrel (119 KB) for use at home!