Adding a rain barrel catchment system is an easy way to store free water and it's good for the environment too. This rain barrel will help you harvest untreated rain water by simply hooking it up to your down spout. You now have your own source of water to use when you want (like summer), and it is totally independent of your public utility. Environmentally, you are leaving the water where the salmon and all the other wildlife want it and you’re keeping it on its’ natural course (especially if you run the overflow into your yard). These are 60 gallons with nice sturdy brass ball valve fittings to last a long time.