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September 11, 2013

Rain barrel system inexpensive, effective

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For more information or to set demonstrations for groups numbering more than 10, contact Cindy Gammons at (580) 272-5456.

Safety tips

Large, open containers should not be used for rainwater storage. Rain barrels need enclosed tops with grates. The grates will allow water in, but keep out small animals.

A fine screen on the grate can be used to keep insects out. Never use stored water for drinking.

When full, rain barrels can pose a tipping risk. Completed barrels should be on level ground with a sturdy foundation.

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