A rain barrel (rainwater tank) is a big barrel, usually a 55 gallon drum made from heavy duty plastic or wood, that collects and stores rainwater from a roof. The barrel is attached to a gutter that drains water off a roof. A lid keeps mosquitoes and debris out. A hose connects to the bottom of the barrel to make it easy to drain the water out. You can install a rain barrel at each corner of your house, a garage, a shed, a barn, or any other structure with a roof.
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