Rain Barrel Diagram

DRAWING rain barrell assembly HAND OUT revised overflow 7-28-14

Rain Barrels in the City of Reading

Placement guidance and information provided by the

Environmental Advisory Council

 

 

 

Rain Barrels are storage containers that collect rain water from downspouts. Downspouts lead the rain water from the roof to the ground or storm sewer. Rain barrels usually consist of a plastic storage container with lid, a system that directs water into the barrel, an overflow that directs water away from the house, a screen to keep out debris, and a water spigot to which a hose can attach. The rain barrel is connected into the downspout system, in order to capture and store some of the rain water.

 

Mosquito-Proof Screen

Over Flow - 1 inch

Avoid House & Neighbors Property

 

 


  Not to
 Exceed
  6 Feet
   High


75 Gallons
Maximum


 


No less
 than

1 Foot


Flat, Stable Ground

No Porches or Decks


 

 

 

For questions, please contact Shelly Katzenmoyer, Deputy City Clerk, City of Reading, 610-655-6204 or email michelle.katzenmoyer@readingpa.org

 

Information was extracted from

ORDINANCE NO. 79-2012 REGULATING THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF RAIN BARRELS IN THE CITY OF READING