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Blog by Brad Herman | April 7th, 2013

As March melts into April and snow turns to rain, Calgarians can begin thinking about practicing water conservation with the use of a rain barrel.

Utilizing rain courtesy of Mother Nature is not only good for your yard and garden, it’s also easy on the water bill.

“There are so many advantages to using a rain barrel in Calgary. We have an arid climate here, so we tend to use a lot of city water in our yards during the summer. Using a rain barrel means collecting free water that doesn’t need to go through the city’s water treatment facilities – which require energy and money to operate,” said Jori Baum, healthy homes advisor for Green Calgary.