Nature Notes: Building a rain barrel in three steps

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Building a rain barrel can save you hundreds of dollars in water costs and greatly reduce stress on a Columbus sewer system that currently needs a multi-billion-dollar upgrade. It's really pretty simple: You need a plastic barrel, some cheap plumbing accessories and a drill.

The video brings up some concerns about hygiene, safety and saving the foundation of your house. Follow the advice and you'll be golden.

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