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Carbon Reduction

How does your rain barrel reduce your carbon footprint?

Catching and temporarily storing rainwater can reduce stress on the city’s pumping systems, which are responsible for 40% of the municipal carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, using rain barrels as an irrigation source conserves potable water for domestic use within the household. This helps save the energy associated with treating and pumping municipal water for residential use..

Crabon Footprint City of New Orleans
Source: http://www.nola.gov/getattachment/7aeaa7e4-7489-48f0-ac7b-4406c0926e79/Appendix-Ch-13-City-of-New-Orleans-Carbon-Footprin/