Rainsavers will come to your home, discuss with the homeowner where they would like the barrels, the type, colors, options and stands. It is important that this review be done because there are different flow rates from each downspout. By placing the barrels in the best locations, this will maximize the filling of your barrels in light rains. Our stands elevate the barrel for easy connection of a garden hose or to fill watering cans. Using gravity, a hose can water a lawn or garden. Once elevated, the barrel can be a tipping hazard if the ground below is saturated with rain. A 65 gallon barrel weighs 535 lbs. Rainsavers can install earthquake straps to secure the barrel to the side of the house. Our Diverters/ Options page outlines these and other choices the homeowner has with Rainsavers.
The downspout that is on each corner of a home can be modified using a diverter so that a simple lever can be turned to divert the rain from flowing to the ground to go to the barrel. Once the barrel is full, simply push the lever back to have the excess flow to the ground. Multiple barrels can also be connected together that can fill as many barrels as you have room for. If you prefer large water tanks, ones starting at 105 gallons can be installed. Farms and ranches use even larger tanks, 5000 and more. These are very large,(the size of a pick up truck), if you have the room and want that kind of storage, contact Rainsavers for specific estimates.