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A water barrel

A rainwater tank (sometimes called a rain barrel in North America in reference to smaller tanks, or a water butt in the UK) is a container to capture water runoff from the roof. Water can be stored during the rainy season and used later in the summer when water is more scarce.

The use of water barrels is forbidden in some jurisdictions.

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