Install and Maintain Rain Barrels
Now is a great time to install or perform routine maintenance on rain barrels. Rain barrels help conserve water by harvesting rain, which can be used instead of municipal or well water. Also, rainwater is better for your plants because it is free of salts and other minerals that harm root growth.
Install a Rain Barrel
Check out the TCEQ’s video, Building a Rain Barrel. Also, check out their brief guide Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Barrels.
Keep Your Rain Barrel Working Properly
Proper maintenance will help keep your rain barrels free of leaks, clogs, and mosquitoes. Check out the TCEQ blog for a suggested maintenance schedule.