Managing stormwater on your property is important, and rain barrels are a great way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property. Rain barrels collect rainwater from your roof downspouts for non-potable reuse. You can utilize this rain water for your flowers, shrubs, trees, or lawns or even to wash your car!
Did You Know...
In Norfolk a Rain Barrel will fill up quickly! An inch of rain collected from just a 300 square feet section of roof will typically fill a 110 to 120 gallon rain barrel.
Saving water in a few barrels really does make a difference. You have to think about the big picture here. If 1/2 of everyone in Norfolk collected and used a single barrel of water, we would have conserved upwards of 1.5 million gallons. Each and every barrel contributes some impact on stormwater runoff and manages the water coming from your downspouts.