June 30, 2009

Welcome! Rain barrels and Charlie Chaplin??

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Today, grab your popcorn because you are part of movie history. Watch silent film greats Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as they make cameos in our video: Making Your Own Closed-Top Rain Barrel System.

Why rainbarrels? Because rainwater harvesting systems like the one created in this video can be used for watering your gardens and other non-potable uses. Plus, they can reduce the impact on the City’s combined sewer system.

If you like the video, share it with your friends and family. And when you are ready to take the plunge, you can find more FAQs for download at http://stormwater.sfwater.org. No space-age tools required!