Here’s Why You Should Get Waterrite Rain Barrels

Feb 23, 2018 | News


  • Rain barrels can be linked together, giving you a modular system that can expand with your needs.
  • These barrels are recycled, reducing the demand on the landfill.
  • They are food grade plastic and have only been used for food.
  • The water you are collecting is free.
  • The barrels are opaque, resulting in less light/algae growth.
  • Most of the barrels are #2 HDPE, and can be recycled instead of discarded when worn out.
  • There is less use of the city sewage treatment facilities, as much of the rainwater run-off would end up there if not stored.
  • Rainwater has no chlorine (the chlorine in tap water is detrimental to the biological life in your soil)
  • There is less demand for treated tap water, which will lower your water bill and lessen the strain on the municipal water treatment system.


  • In areas where there is drought and water restrictions/rationing, rainwater catchment is often the only way to keep trees and landscaping alive.
  • People use them in areas around their house where they have drainage problems.
  • Rainwater is soft water…people use it for watering house plants, washing windows, washing the car.
  • Ladies use the soft rainwater to wash their hair.
  • There is little calcium/minerals in rainwater. It is ideal for irons, humidifiers, indoor fountains.
  • Hunters use them for solar showers when on hunting trips (the black barrels work best).
  • Landscapers use them (with the addition of media) as biological filters in fish/koi ponds.
  • Also…
    Grain and pet food storage, gun storage, pontoons for rafts, dry storage for rafters/boaters, planters, drums (as in music…did you see the show Stomp?), brewing beer and wine, heat sink for solar gain, trash cans, clothes hamper, water troughs/animal feeders, dog house, etc.

Waterrite Systems does not suggest or imply that our barrels are suitable to be used in the above capacities, they are only examples of what others have done with them. Use at your own risk.