Frugal gardeners already know it’s a great idea to catch rainwater and use it for watering. It just makes sense! But lugging pails of sloshing water around the yard isn’t really ideal, so it’s better to opt for a rain barrel that connects to a garden hose.
Wichita Clean Streams (formerly known as River City Wraps) has a discount on a gravity-fed rain barrel that features easy installation and a screened inlet. In the front, there’s a spigot where you can attach a hose.
The 50-gallon rain barrel is large enough to qualify for the Wichita Water Rebate (as long as funds are still available in the program). To purchase, order online before April 15, 2018 at 11 p.m. Purchased rain barrels can be picked up April 21 between 9 a.m. and noon at Wichita Water Center/ Herman Hill Park, 101 E. Pawnee, Wichita, KS 67211.