The summer heat has been good to us so far this year, but with all this sun comes more water usage in the yard. If you're looking for a way to save money on water expenses, consider using a rainwater barrel at home.
Rainwater barrels will save you a significant amount of money each season, and they work easily by collecting rainwater that can be reused to water your plants and grass.
For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water. In most areas of North America, that means you can collect more than a thousand gallons of water a year. - Better Homes and Gardens
Rain barrels can be placed under your downspout or simply at the side of your house. If you'd like to purchase one of these for your yard, stores like Green Calgary have them available, or you can learn to create your own online.