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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 Barrel

Place the rain barrel on the base and determine where to cut into the downpipe. Most manufacturers will supply a marking template.

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