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How to Install A Rain Barrel

A simple barrel filled by a simple elbow spout:

A fancier barrel filled by a rain spout ‘divertor’:

John Jordan’s interesting DIY set-up. He’s used a 50 gallon drum, T connector, plastic hose and a French drain to create his system.


Solving Water Runoff Problems Block by Block

This video shows water runoff solutions in Philadelphia. Some topics here are moving water off roofs, rain barrels, planter boxes to divert water and water as a resource.

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