FAQS

What differentiates your barrels from others on the market?

Our barrels are made from a high grade plastic that is 100% recyclable and comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee. Not all barrels out there are made of the same grade and quality. They are produced by the award winning manufacturer, Graf who have made water harvesting products for over 30 years. This depth of experience is felt in all aspects of the product; from its quality and design, to the comprehensive kits that include everything you need to get the barrel up and running.
Our barrels lead the way in style - although they are highly functional, they are also beautiful to look at and can be a focal point of your landscaping design rather than needing to be hidden out of sight.

Do I need special equipment to attach the barrel to the down pipe?

Your barrel comes with a connector kit and full instructions. You will also need a screwdriver and an electric drill but everything else you need is supplied and it can be fitted in less than 5 minutes.

What happens if there is more rain than fits in the barrel?

 Our barrels have a specially designed connector to the down pipe that stops excess water overflowing from the barrel and diverts it back down the down pipe.

Do I need to empty my barrel if the temperature drops below zero?

 Yes, to protect the rain barrel from expanding under freezing conditions you should empty it if the water temperature drops below freezing.

I read it's ok to use roof water on edible plants.

Untreated rainwater can be used to water all outdoor plants, including edible plants, however if wishing to water edible plants, consider not capturing the first ince of rain which main contain contaminants from the roof.

What about mosquito larvae?

Wherever there is standing water there is the chance of mosquito larvae growing. The tanks are enclosed by integral planters. However, for peace of mind we recommend using one of the many options on the market, for example, Mosquito Dunk or Mosquito Pellets