Reconnecting your Rain Barrel in the Spring

Reconnecting your barrel in the Spring

It's really easy to reconnect your Rain Barrel.

 

First, be sure your gutters are clean of all debris, and then double check to be sure your screen is still secure at the downspout entrance (to keep debris from entering your downspout and your barrel). Then remove the winter cover from your downspout and insert your downspout diverter back into the hole. (Be sure to wear gloves as the edges are VERY sharp) and screw back into place.  Next, check that your barrel location is still level and stable. Place your barrel back on what ever platform you have created and then hook your hose back into the diverter. That's it! You are ready to start collecting all the good stuff again.  Let it rain!!