If you are thinking about installing rain barrels to store rain water, just be aware that in some states this is illegal, sad but true. If you can have rain water barrels there are lots of things that you should and shouldn’t do. If you are storing water to drink, you need to do things differently than if you were storing the water purely to water the grass.
I found a great article explaining the do’s and don’ts of building and installing your first rain barrel.
(Picture Credit: Rachel Tayse)