Rain chains are not only beautiful, but can help in managing water runoff, reduce soil erosion and water pollution, by channeling water running off the roof into a rain barrel.
How much rainfall is needed to fill a typical 55-gallon rain barrel?
The typical home with a roof square footage area of 1,200 feet, equipped with four downspouts, each collecting from an area of 300 sq. ft. Only 0.3 of an inch of rainfall would need to fall to fill the rain barrel.
Rain chains are simple to make (or buy at Amazon) from a variety of materials, require few tools, can turn gutter system downspouts into beautiful, environmentally friendly features and can be customized. More at: