How to save water on a rainy day

Get ideas for how to catch, store, and use rainwater with cisterns, barrels, and rain chains

Copper rainwater chain
Rob D. Brodman

Hang a rain chain

Rain chains replace downspouts. The 81/2-foot chain pictured spills into a 16-inch-diameter bowl (it attaches to the bowl so it won’t whip in the wind). The water then overflows slowly into a rock-covered catch basin.

INFO Copper Bells rain chain ($169) and hammered-copper dish ($45; rainchains.com or 888/480-7246)

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