Inexpensive rain barrel? #110813 - Ask Extension


Inexpensive rain barrel? #110813

Asked December 17, 2012, 1:05 PM EST

Is there an inexpensive way to build a rain barrel?  This would be for watering my veggie garden (residential size).  I don't mind modifying my downspout to use this to collect rain water.

Dallas County Texas

Expert Response

Extension teaches making rain barrel classes every other month at the Dallas Research and Extension Center at 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX. Go to to see when a class is scheduled and to register. You make the barrel and take it home from the class. We use used 55 gallon barrels from a food production company. These barrels last for many years. I have attached a picture and instructions. If these attachments do not open, email me and I will send them another way,  
Dotty Woodson Replied December 18, 2012, 10:54 AM EST

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