Sedgwick County
Rain Barrels - Save Rain, Water & Money

One inch of rain from 1000 sq. ft. roof provides 600 gallons of water.
 
Early Kansas settlers placed rain barrels next to their house as one of the main water sources for family living.
 
Rain barrels are popular again today to capture rainwater as an irrigation source while water sources are becoming scarce and increasing in price.  Follow our links and videos to learn how to build your own rain barrel and for some tips on using a rain barrel.


 

Rain Barrel Links

Rain Barrel Display
See our functioning Rain Barrels at the Sedgwick County Extension Demonstration Garden, which is located at 7001 W. 21st St North, Wichita, KS (corner of 21st & Ridge Rd North)