rain barrels…
the what and the why

Rain Barrel

Got rain? Collecting and storing rainwater for use during dry months has been around since ancient times. With the rising costs of municipal water and the fact that storm water runoff is an environmental mess, resurrecting this old practice just makes sense. What is a rain barrel? At its simplest, it’s a container placed under a downspout to collect rainwater from the roof. Continue reading

water, water everywhere…
99 water saving tips


From super simple to more complex, we offer 99 ways to conserve water. What are your favorites?

In the Kitchen

  1. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  2. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.
  3. For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
  4. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap. Continue reading