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Well vs. Cistern Infographic

Which water system is right for your home? A well or a rain cistern? Use our infographic below to hear our case for rainwater, and, please, feel free to share. Share this Image On Your SitePlease include attribution to store.rainbrothers.com with this graphic.

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Is collecting rainwater illegal?

We have been in the rainwater harvesting business for over a decade, and I cannot tell you how many times we've heard people say, "But rainwater harvesting is illegal -- didn't you hear?" Please allow me to set the record straight. First of all, this is another instance where social media has propagated and spread [...]

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Flat-backed rain barrels: Things to consider before buying

Trying to decide which rain barrel is right for you? There are certainly many options to choose from these days, and one of the popular style options available now is "flat-backed." Flat-backed barrels may very well be the perfect solution for someone who wants to hide their barrel or blend it in with the landscape. [...]

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Water Filtration Company roofwasher filters and cistern filters

We proudly stock all cistern filters, floating cistern filters, roofwasher filters, floating submersible pump cages, and replacement filters from Water Filtration Company out of Marietta, Ohio. Contact us today to order, or for more information. 

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Rain Brothers Offering Corrugated Steel Tanks for Rainwater Harvesting

Rain Brothers is proud to offer a complete line of Corrugated Galvanized Steel Water Storage Tanks from CorGal. From residential scale to commercial installations, from 500 to 500,000 gallon capacities... we are your source for CorGal's line of tanks.As CorGal’s website states, their water storage tanks are popular for many applications including rainwater harvesting, stormwater management, fire protection, irrigation, agricultural, industrial, mining, potable [...]

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Municipal Rainwater Conservation Programs

Rain Brothers LLC is proud to partner with local and state municipalities and agencies to provide discounted rain barrels and rain barrel kits to residents.Municipal rain barrel programs are great for educating the public on the ecological, financial, and community benefits of rainwater conservation. Interested in how your municipality could partner with Rain Brothers LLC? Contact us today! We are happy [...]

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Which UV system is right for you?

January 2, 2017 | Jonathan MeierIf you've been to our online store to look for a UV (ultraviolet) sterilization system, you've seen that there are many different options available, with prices ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. It makes little sense why there is such a huge price range, right? So [...]

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Rainwater Harvesting in Ohio: Regulations and Restrictions

Did you know that the Ohio Department of Health regulates “private water systems”? This includes cisterns, potable water wells, ponds, springs, and hauled water storage tanks. By ODH's definition, private water systems provide drinking water to fewer than 25 people, less than 60 days/year, or have less than 15 service connections. Under that definition, these [...]

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Nobody Needs Zika

Experts are forecasting that the Zika virus, carried by mosquitos, has a very real potential of spreading throughout the United States this summer. Mosquitos' larvae grow in standing water, and those of us enthusiastic about rain barrels should do our due diligence to prevent mosquito larvae from growing in our rainwater. Here, I've compiled a [...]

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Colorado Legalizes Rain Barrels

Rainwater collection is now legal throughout the United States. Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, recently signed a new law allowing Colorado residents to have two rain barrels on their property, holding up to 110 gallons. It would seem intuitive to many people that rain that falls on your property should be your water to use, should [...]

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