This rainy season is the perfect time to utilize rain barrels in your gardens.
Rain barrels are simple rainwater collectors that store runoff from a roof downspout. The purpose is to temporarily hold water for irrigation and other exterior uses. It’s a great way to manage stormwater overflow on your property - and save money on your utility bill.
The City of Portland offers financial incentives for using rain barrels in approved locations, where overflow water soaks into the ground.