The key to creating an affordable do-it-yourself rainwater harvesting system is to find a local source for recycled plastic barrels.

Typically, the best recycled barrel options come from food and beverage processors, shipping companies, or local distributors who have made collecting these barrels from other companies a part of their business. With removable screw-on lids, debris screen and brass spigot, these barrels are ready for your do-it-yourself project.