Updated October 16, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

The 8 Best Rain Barrel Diverters

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in December of 2017. When it's pouring outside, it's hard to imagine being short on water. But whether it's for keeping your lawn green or washing your car, it never hurts to have some extra H2O on hand. These rain barrel diverters will help you harvest the runoff from your roof and gutters, and most can be installed without too much effort and require limited maintenance. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best rain barrel diverter on Amazon.

8. Gardener's Supply Co.

7. Rain Reserve Basic

6. Gutterworks Offset

5. Save the Rain by Great American

4. Aquabarrel Kit

3. Oatey Mystic Collection System

2. Fiskars DiverterPro Kit

1. Earth Minded DIY

Editor's Notes

October 10, 2019:

The Earth Minded DIY stands out from the rest for it's versatility. It includes the parts to convert any water tight container to a rain barrel, including a spigot and a hole saw set. It also diverts water back to the downspout when the barrel is full to prevent overflows collecting around the home's foundation.

We included simpler models like the Save the Rain and the Gutterworks Offset because their installation is very simple without all the small parts that the more sophisticated options have. You don't even need to worry about getting a tight seal on a hose because they don't have a hose to connect. They don't provide overflow protection, but they are still a good option for someone who doesn't mind opening and closing it manually.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on October 16, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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