Living in the lower mainland, we undoubtedly receive more than our fair share of rain - so why not harness the plentiful resource at hand and reduce domestic water use in the process?
Rain barrels catch stormwater, as it is diverted from your roof into a downspout, and store it for future use. They not only reduce water use and runoff, but are a great alternative to using drinking water (which is treated with chlorine) on your lawn or in the garden.
Vancouver City offers a 50% subsidy on rain barrels. Click Here for more information on how they work and where to get one!