help me find a food grade barrel

melvee(7)October 28, 2009

hi all! i want to make a rain barrel to use to water the lawn and gardens. i can't afford to buy the pre-made ones. i have found lots of great instructions to make my own, but i can't find a food grade barrel (or similar) in lawn centers or walmarts, etc. near me. i am in the Norfolk/VA Beach area in southeastern VIrginia. can anyone tell me where to look for one of these and what they might cost?

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lehua49

Mel,

Google "Rain barrel" and you will get a wealth of info. Aloha

    Bookmark   November 1, 2009 at 11:24AM
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lazy_gardens

Food grade barrels - try asking a bakery.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2009 at 10:57AM
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lehua49

melvee,

Listed is a food-grade barrel website:

http://www.epcontainers.net/id10.html

Your next step is finding a food grade roof though or maybe just a reverse osmosis system to remove impurities. Plants are wonderful filters of impurities themselves. Good luck. Aloha

    Bookmark   November 15, 2009 at 2:44PM
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