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Voluntary Rainwater Harvesting In Flagstaff

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Last year a friend picked up four 55 gallon water barrels for Cindy. I finally got around to installing them this weekend for our rainwater harvesting system.

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There are countless how to videos on Youtube explaining different ways to install a rain barrel system. The process is generally simple and if you can get the barrels cheap, the rest of the parts are inexpensive so it’s a very affordable project.

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Very easy to put together.

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A great way to store rainwater for your garden.

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Now we just need some rain!

With some states discouraging or even banning rainwater harvesting and some groups in Flagstaff trying to make rainwater harvesting mandatory, I think it’s safe to say that voluntary rainwater harvesting is the happy medium. I’m looking forward to putting this new system to use.

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  1. Nancy Harrison
    June 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Are these barrels drinking water safe? I know there are blue barrels that have previously had food products stored in them, and they are labeled that drinking water should not be stored in them.

    • June 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Great question and thanks for asking. These barrels did not contain food. I wasn’t aware that some of the blue barrels did so thanks for the heads up. Good to know.

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