Updated: March 25, 2021

What are Rain Barrels and Cisterns?

Rain barrels and cisterns are devices that are placed at the end of downspouts to collect rainwater and store it for later use.


Rutgers Fact Sheet "Testing and Applying Harvested Water to Irrigate a Vegetable Garden"


Rain Barrels 101 Webinar
Southern Maryland Environmental Stewardship Webinar Series
Recorded June 9, 2020
Speaker, Jackie Takacs, Watershed Restoration Specialist