Ag Answers: Rain Barrels

The Morning Show

As we all know, Illinois has gotten plenty of rain over the past few weeks. In today’s Ag Answers, Dave Shiley has some tips on how you can put that extra rainwater to use.

1.      What is a rain barrel and how does it work?

2.      Why do people install rain barrels?

3.      If I would like to make my own rain barrel, are there recommendations for construction?

4.      Can the water be used on flowers and vegetables?

5.      Where can I learn more?

USEPA – – Rain barrels

Dave Shiley at 217-543-3755 or

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