The hobby has become very fun and somewhat addictive, I would have more barrels if I had more space. I try use to rain water for all our flowerbeds, flower pots and trees, that helps us conserve the treated water we purchase from the city. This barrel is located at the front of the house and collects the water from a major roof valley, as the barrel fills, I use a pump and a 75 foot hose that is hidden in our flower bed and along the side of the house to transport the water to less fancy barrels behind our fence in the back yard. (One of these days I am going to film of video of the process). I actually have a total of 9 barrels and collect approximately 500 gallons of water per rain event.
I have a Pinterest board dedicated to rainwater harvesting ideas, if you are interested in learning more. And, if your local you can register for my next Build a Rain Barrel workshop on September 19. More information at Green McKinney web page. .
Hope you are having a great weekend.