Rainwater Harvesting Rain Barrels Maintaining your Barrel

Make sure your vinyl Screen stays intact to prevent mosquito breeding.

Drill 3-4 vertical holes going from the lip edge to the outside of the barrel to encourage the top of your barrel to drain.

Cover your supply hole or leave your barrel’s faucet in the open position in early Spring when Oak, Pecan, or other tree’s are producing catkins near your gutters or barrel. (This is only for a short time and will prevent acidification and yellowing inside your barrel)

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