Inexpensive rain barrel?

Asked December 17, 2012, 1:05 PM EST

Is there an inexpensive way to build a rain barrel? This would be for watering my veggie garden (residential size). I don't mind modifying my downspout to use this to collect rain water.

Dallas County Texas

1 Response

Extension teaches making rain barrel classes every other month at the Dallas Research and Extension Center at 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX. Go to to see when a class is scheduled and to register. You make the barrel and take it home from the class. We use used 55 gallon barrels from a food production company. These barrels last for many years. I have attached a picture and instructions. If these attachments do not open, email me and I will send them another way,