Saving the planet just got easier. Now you can save money and precious storage space while being environmentally responsible. The Collapsible 45 Gallon Rain Barrel is a durable, weather-resistant resin barrel that collapses for quick and easy off-season storage. It collects up to 45 gallons of rain runoff from your home's gutter spout and filters debris out so you have a totally natural, totally free source of water to tend your yard and gardens.
Plants benefit more from fresh water over tap water, and your pocketbook benefits, too: 40 percent of all water is used outdoors for plants and lawns during warmer months. Simply attach your garden hose to the tap at the bottom of the barrel and water away. A zippered opening keeps the top of the barrel firmly in place without shutting you out. The barrel itself conserves space, as well - when you want to store it during the winter, just collapse it, move it easily, and store it neatly in a shed or garage. The Earth - or at least your plants - will thank you.
Off-season storage: At the end of the season the rain barrel should be emptied and stored in a heated place in order to prevent freezing or damage to it.