Why don't you see every rain barrel on the planet offered on this web site?
At Aquabarrel we take great pride in providing you a great selection of only the
most functional rainwater harvesting products, downspout filters, downspout
diverters and unique water conservation products.
We make tough choices to bring you only the best functioning and environmentally
conscious water conservation products for rainwater harvesting and collection
systems. Our product lines continue to expand and now comprise of complete
rainwater solutions & kits, rain barrels, larger cisterns, downspout products
(multifunction, downspout diverters, downspout filters and first flush – roof
washers) plus a great selection of parts (new, replacement, & accessories). So
whether you are an experienced installer or working on your first DIY rain barrel
we have what you need to be successful with your rain barrel or cistern project.
Our products have applications in both residential and commercial / institutional /
All products are evaluated and most are even tested in the Aquabarrel Lab by our
staff. Products that do not meet the "common sense" test are the first to
go. Next we test for function. Does it do what the manufacturer states it is
supposed to do? We lose a lot in this test too. We want you to know that all the
rain barrels we offer are Made in the USA! (NOT China or Canada) A huge amount of
inventory in the other categories are also Made in USA.
Yes we know a lot of products made in the USA cost a bit more then other places
around the world. We also understand the final price is important. Without you we
don't have a business so we try to hold costs to a minimum. Part of the price
killer is shipping. We don't scream "free shipping" and then hide it in
the final price. Shipping a lot of the larger items is just flat out expensive.
We will continue to do our best to get products to you as inexpensively as we can.
Confused about what rainwater harvesting products are right for you? Start here!
Key Features and Benefits to look for in a Rain Barrel
Small Openings, Resistant to Accidental Drowning
"ELDORADO, N.M., Jan. 7, 2008 (UPI) -- Authorities said a woman drowned
in her Eldorado, N.M., home after apparently trying to
retrieve a kitten from a rain barrel."
Re-Furbished Materials, Ecological Design
Aquabarrel Classic plastic barrels are the perfect rain water storage
solution. They do what they are designed to do—hold liquid.
Eliminating waste from landfills, oceans, and other dumping grounds,
Aquabarrel® rain barrels are produced from
barrels that have been recently emptied of their contents. No additional
energy has gone into shredding another plastic product to create this one.
Balanced Water Flow, No Storm Water Overflow
See the Aquabarrel® Overflow
Port in Action (Watch the Video!).
The Aquabarrel Classic Overflow Port is equal in size to the downspout.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the rest of the rain
water after the rain barrel is full of water? My first experimental
rain barrel had a three quarter-inch garden hose overflow attachment.
I learned that a three quarter-inch garden hose could not divert the
overflow of a typical rain storm. I had to come up with a
better solution when I discovered water cascading down the
side of the rain barrel, right next to the house. I was told
that if I had ignored this problem, my foundation would be
compromised. The oversized Aquabarrel® Overflow Port has
never failed. It can allow as much water out of the rain
barrel as the downspout can pour in.
All Plastic Construction, Eliminates Leaks
An all-plastic system is less likely to develop leaks. Because metal and
plastic expand and contract at different rates, we use only plastic components
for the hose assembly of the rain barrel.
Hassle-Free System, No Clogged Screens or Filters
A system without screens is less likely to clog. Other rain
barrels use metal or plastic window screen that may clog
with gutter waste at the most inopportune times. If the
downspout is clogged or if the filter is blocked, rain
water can not enter the rain barrel. Water will take the
path of least resistance and flow right down the side of
the rain barrel next to the house. Debris that might get
in and floats, will eventually be flushed out through the
3.5-inch diameter overflow port. For homes with lots of
gutter clutter, Aquabarrel offers a unique
manual downspout filter.
Debris Management, Debris Removal
The Aquabarrel Classic design places the garden hose assembly at
one of the lowest points of the rain barrel. Gravity helps
move most of the silt and other small particulate matter
that sinks, out through the garden hose assembly.
Functional Design, Maximum Water Pressure Available
By design, the Aquabarrel Classic gives you increased water pressure.
With the hose assembly at the lowest point possible, the water exiting the
rain barrel is under the maximum amount of pressure.