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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.


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.


Very easy to put together.


A great way to store rainwater for your garden.


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.


  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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