I am over the top excited about this rain barrel! Did you know that rain water is better for your plants and soil? Rainwater is highly oxygenated,free of salts,inorganic ions,and fluoride compounds found in tap water that potentially harm plant roots. Not only that, according to the EPA, garden and lawn watering account for 40 percent of residential water use during the summer. So thanks to this rain barrel,I will be saving approximately 1,300 gallons of water this summer!