Rain water

Asked March 14, 2019, 11:35 AM EDT

I’m planning on using rain water off my garage roof the shingles seem to be 20-30 years old, my question is how safe is that water to use to water my veg. garden?

Kalamazoo County Michigan

1 Response

Using rain water collected from your roof in your vegetable garden is ok if you clean the barrel with a bleach solution and if you use it to water the soil, not the plant tissue. For more information, please refer to https://njaes.rutgers.edu/fs1218/.