Luke Harlow, Clay Today, Oct. 3, 2018

Water resources in Florida are increasing in demand from all sides; residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial. As our state is projected to increase in population by 6 million people by 2030, many are wondering how we are going to keep up with the increasing demand of water. There are many solutions to reduce the impacts to our water resources, one of those being the use of rain barrels or cisterns.

Rain harvesting by use of rain barrels or cisterns collects rainwater from a building’s rooftop. With an average of 52 inches of rainfall each year, Florida is the perfect location to reuse rainwater for outdoor purposes. Potential applications can be hand watering of your vegetable garden or crops, washing your car or pets, or even refilling fountains or ponds.

What is the difference between rain barrels and cisterns?

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