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How to Build a Rainwater Diverter and Rain Barrel

The simplest way to harvest rainwater is to install a rain barrel. Rain from gutters runs through a downpipe where a diverter channels water into the barrel. Once the barrel is full, water flows down into the ground as normal.

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Position Base

Position the rain barrel adjacent to a downpipe. Here, the barrel has a specially designed base that needs to be leveled when in position.

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